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Re: Invitation to provide input into the Canadian National Technical Specification for Digital Credentials and Digital Trust Services that was released for public review from January 9th to 27th, 2023

From: Mike Prorock <mprorock@mesur.io>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2023 12:44:17 -0700
Message-ID: <CAGJKSNToEPCo7wyTWhcLV_ksUbvY7zjLedmPX8hc5rngJzFkYA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Jackson, Paul" <Paul.Jackson@tbs-sct.gc.ca>
Cc: "public-credentials@w3.org" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Thank you for sharing Paul!

Given the time sensitive nature of this item, and the limited time to
provide comments and feedback, we will be setting aside time for a special
topic call on Monday at 4pm ET using the https://meet.w3c-ccg.org/weekly
meeting link.  Harrison will be sending a formal announcement of this
meeting later today to the list.  Please do share with any who have
interest and input as this is a potentially regulatory impacting item with
security and privacy concerns.

Mike Prorock
CTO, Founder

On Wed, Jan 18, 2023 at 11:07 AM Jackson, Paul <Paul.Jackson@tbs-sct.gc.ca>

> Hello, I am from the Government of Canada’s Digital Credential Program at
> the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. My team and I are very interested
> in participating in this community as we have been engaging in a lot of
> work related to digital credentials (which is a technology agnostic term we
> are using to refer to multiple digital wallet/holder-based approaches,
> including W3C Verifiable Credentials and mDL). As part of this, we would
> like to invite you to participate in the Canadian standards development for
> digital credentials and digital trust services, in particular seeking your
> input into the National Technical Specification for Digital Credentials and
> Digital Trust Services that was released for public review from January 9
> th to 27th, 2023. This is part of a four-phase project focused on
> establishing a National Standard of Canada and a full-scale conformity
> assessment program that are aligned with international best practices. This
> project has the following goals:
>    - Ensuring digital credentials and digital trust services are
>    interoperable, so they can be seamlessly used across Canada and with
>    trading partners;
>    - Making it easier for individuals and organizations to know which
>    digital credentials and digital trust services they can trust;
>    - Enabling individuals and organizations to use the trusted wallet of
>    their choice across Canada and with trading partners; and
>    - Enabling innovation and fair competition in the digital credentials
>    space.
> This project is taking an iterative approach to the standards development
> process, starting with the National Technical Specification, and moving
> next to a Prototype Accreditation Program that will test the requirements
> through a pilot certification process in Spring/Summer 2023 with
> certification bodies and developers of digital credentials and digital
> trust services. Here is the news release for the public review of the
> National Technical Specification:
> https://ciostrategycouncil.com/cio-strategy-council-launches-public-review-on-national-technical-specification-for-digital-credentials-and-digital-trust-services/
> <https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fciostrategycouncil.com%2Fcio-strategy-council-launches-public-review-on-national-technical-specification-for-digital-credentials-and-digital-trust-services%2F&data=05%7C01%7CPaul.Jackson%40tbs-sct.gc.ca%7Cc28ff9d1e7cd4f6edcfc08daf3131476%7C6397df10459540479c4f03311282152b%7C0%7C0%7C638089560661148562%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=ewbP4MgNXG%2FHyDQW6RrBvDoADiH5jiGdTfzz34%2FGCSI%3D&reserved=0>.
> The results of both the public review and the pilot testing would then be
> used to develop a National Standard of Canada. Here is an overview of the
> overall project: https://www.scc.ca/en/flagship/digital-credentials.
> The actual National Technical Specification itself can be found here:
> https://ciostrategycouncil.com/standards/find-a-standard/standards-in-digital-credentials/digital-credentials/
> <https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fciostrategycouncil.com%2Fstandards%2Ffind-a-standard%2Fstandards-in-digital-credentials%2Fdigital-credentials%2F&data=05%7C01%7CPaul.Jackson%40tbs-sct.gc.ca%7Cc28ff9d1e7cd4f6edcfc08daf3131476%7C6397df10459540479c4f03311282152b%7C0%7C0%7C638089560661148562%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=FhCsxZ4RBi6WcBx%2B5SsfXEKV0oRPIgzwBemC6eERpc4%3D&reserved=0>.
> We welcome any feedback you may have on this National Technical
> Specification, as the goal is to work towards alignment across Canada, and
> with trading partners, on interoperability and mutual support for digital
> credentials. The intention is for this National Technical Specification to
> be technology agnostic, so that it could support at minimum Verifiable
> Credentials and mDL. If you are interested in providing comments, they can
> be provided by clicking on the area of the document where you want to
> provide feedback and then by filling out the small comment form.
> Thank you and looking forward to working with you through the W3C
> Credentials Community Group,
> Paul Jackson
> (he | him / il | lui)
> Director, Technology and Innovation
> Office of the Chief Information Officer
> Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat / Government of Canada
> Paul.Jackson@tbs-sct.gc.ca / Tel: 613-791-7902
> Directeur, Technologie et innovation
> Bureau du dirigeant principal de l’information
> Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor du Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
> Paul.Jackson@tbs-sct.gc.ca / Tél : 613-791-7902
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