Toronto, Ontario April 29, 2013 - We are pleased to announce that the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, has selected 2Keys Security Solutions (2Keys) as a Privacy by Design Ambassador. The Privacy by Design ambassador designation recognizes 2Keys’ commitment to the protection of personal information and the persistent efforts of 2Keys in ensuring end-to-end security and privacy.
“Our commitment is to ensure that information being stored remains anonymous and that no individual is directly identifiable by the resulting credential. The default privacy position must ensure that personally identifiable information and associated privacy preferences remain under the exclusive care and control of the individual.” says Dimitri Vekris, Vice President, Strategic Relations.
In September 2012, 2Keys completed the deployment of the innovative GCKey service for the Government of Canada. With over 1.7 million users currently registered, the GCKey service provides individuals and businesses with secure and private access to more than 45 web-based services across 23 government departments.
“I am pleased to welcome 2Keys Security Solutions as a Privacy by Design Organizational Ambassador. Their GCKey service is a clear example of a win-win solution, providing an anonymous trust framework between citizens and their government,” said Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner. “2Keys have embraced the 7 Foundational Principles of Privacy by Design and have embedded them, not into selected projects, but into the very operation of the organization itself.”
About 2Keys Security Solutions
2Keys designs, deploys and operates high security, mission-critical information systems for Canadian governments, financial institutions and commercial clients. We focus on trust, confidence, security and privacy in the access of information, information systems and processes for internal, external, mobile and cross-domain users.
We are independent, principles and standards based and value objectivity in our advice as the foundation for serving the best interests of our clients. Our Professional Services team holds a broad array of certifications across IT service management, security, audit and privacy disciplines and our organization is committed to remaining at the forefront of globally accepted, industry-leading best-practices, standards and frameworks.
With over fifteen years of experience and proven success, our clients continue to trust 2Keys to deliver innovative and cost-effective, next-generation enterprise risk and federated identity management solutions.
About the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
The Information and Privacy Commissioner is appointed by, and reports to, the Ontario Legislative Assembly, and is independent of the government of the day. The Commissioner's mandate includes overseeing the access and privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, as well as the Personal Health Information Protection Act, which applies to both public and private sector health information custodians. The Commissioner's mandate also includes helping to educate the public about access and privacy issues.