Canada’s economy is diverse and thriving. At USD $1.6 trillion, its GDP is 16 largest in the world, and it consistently ranks highest among all countries when it comes to innovation (number six according to the International Innovation Index) and the ease of starting new businesses (third according to the World Bank).
Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Data Act (PIPEDA) governs how you can collect, store and use information about Canadian subjects. Information containing a person’s date of birth or Social Insurance Number requires additional disclosures, permission from the subject, and notice of each use. PIPEDA is regulated by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
GDC covers over 90 percent of Canada’s adult population for instant electronic identity verification. We work directly with in-country Canadian partners to provide access to credit-related data as well as government, commercial, and consumer sources. Each complies fully with Canadian law.
Data Elements Verified
Date of Birth
With GDC’s Data as a Service model, all data is stored and maintained in Canada in compliance with PIPEDA. The sources are independent reference data sets that are qualified for identity verification use cases, and they are reliably updated and maintained by GDC’s data partners. No personally identifiable information leaves the source databases in the process of verifying identities.
Over 90% coverage of the addressable adult population.
Addressable Adult Population.
Ways to Access ID Verification
Manual Review Tool
Identity Verification Partners
The GDC global identity verification platform integrates the best available data and verification intelligence curated from our dozens of in-country partners. Each partner maintains identity verification solutions in their home country, helping in-country clients solve a variety of business problems. They deliver the most reliable identity verification results because they speak the language, understand the regulatory environment, and offer local expertise.
Before joining the consortium, partners are required to go through a thorough vetting process, and their data must pass rigorous testing before it is released to GDC customers. But once they qualify to participate, they are our true partners and a big part of the GDC difference.