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Guide to digital identity security in a cloud-based organizational transformation context


Université de Sherbrooke



Project leader(s)

Pierre-Martin Tardif


Digital identity is a complex subject that needs to be explained in layperson’s terms. This project aims to explore the key concepts behind digital identity and make them accessible to Canadian business leaders, who are responsible for managing the digital identity of their customers, employees and suppliers. The digital identity ecosystem is governed by many laws and regulations and includes the protection of personal information.

The outreach document produced by the project team is entitled “Guide d’encadrement sécuritaire de l’identité numérique” [Digital Identity Security Framework Guide]. It provides a definition of digital identity, the multiple approaches that drive it, its impact on companies, its enablers and benefits. This is the first version and will change over time as the Canadian ecosystem evolves.

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OPC-funded project

This project received funding support through the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Contributions Program. The opinions expressed in the summary and report(s) are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Summaries have been provided by the project authors. Please note that the projects appear in their language of origin.

Contact information

Professor Pierre-Martin Tardif
Systèmes d’information et méthodes quantitatives de gestion (SIMQG) Department
School of Management
Université de Sherbrooke
2500 De l’Université Blvd.
Room K1-4010
Sherbrooke, QC J1K 1P8
Phone: 819-821-8000, ext. 62234
Email: Professor Pierre-Martin Tardif

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