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Compliance Regulation

1.2 Directive on Identity Management

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1. Effective date

1.1 This directive takes effect on July 1, 2009.

2. Application

2.1 This directive applies to:
  • All departments within the meaning of Schedules I, I.1, II, IV and V of the Financial Administration Act (FAA),unless excluded by specific acts, regulations or Orders in Council; and
  • Only those departments using the Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) pay system for responsibilities outlined in Section 6.2.

3. Context

3.1 Identity management is the determination by a government institution that the identity of an individual or institution with whom it is transacting is legitimate. Identity management is at the heart of the public administration and most government business processes. Once an identity is established, all subsequent government activities, ranging from safeguarding assets to delivering services, benefits and entitlements to responding to disasters and emergencies, rely upon this identity.



1.2 Directive on Identity Management


Created at 11/26/2013 1:34 AM by System Account
Last modified at 11/26/2013 1:43 AM by System Account