Stakeholders Driving Payment Evolution and Digital Identity

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Myths & Realities - Innovation: Are we getting ahead of ourselves?
Source: Catherine Johnston, President & CEO, ACT Canada

Privacy, Security and Fraud: Is there a balancing point?
Source: Catherine Johnston, President & CEO, ACT Canada

The ESD Experience in Canada
Source: ACT Canada Point of Sale Strategic Leadership Team 

Contactless Payment Card Security - An FAQ
Source: Canadian Bankers Association May 24, 2012

You may have noticed a new kind of payment card while waiting in line at a store, or you may already have a contactless payment card – now offered by Visa payWave™, MasterCard PayPass™ and Interac Flash™. These cards allow you to quickly pay for small purchases by waving your card in front of a contactless terminal. This article will answer some of the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the security of contactless payment cards and provide tips on how to protect yourself from debit and credit card fraud.

Contactless Smart Card Applications - Design Tool & Privacy Impact Assessment
Source: ACT Canada and the Information & Privacy Commissioner / Ontario

A joint publication between the Advanced Card Technology Association of Canada and the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. This report details design considerations and the necessary steps for a privacy assessment when issuing contactless smart cards.

Glossary of Terms
Source: ACT Canada

This is a compilation of terms used in this industry. ACT Canada thanks all contributors for helping create this glossary.

An Introduction to EMV: The Smart Card Industry Standard
Source: Ingenico

This paper provides an overview of the EMV standards, as well as the benefits. For more information about Ingenico, please visit their web site at www.ingenico.com.

Securing the Nation's Borders: A Practical & Economical Approach
Source: LaserCard Systems Corp.

This paper looks at the use of optical memory cards as secure identification in U.S. border crossings. For more information about LaserCard Corp., please visit their web site at www.lasercard.com.

Archived Articles

We have included these archived articles as a history of the market.

Article: Where do We Go Now?
Source: Catherine Johnston, President & CEO, ACT Canada (10/01/01)

This article addresses the issue of privacy vs. security in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Consumers Whitepaper
Source: ACT Canada & Frontier Strategies

This paper looks at the benefits of smart cards from the consumer's point of view. As well as how they are used around the world, and the beneficial ways smart cards will become part of our lives.

Advanced Cards 101
Source: ACT Canada (06/08/01)

This article provides an overview of advanced card technologies: how they are used in Canada and around the world, current Canadian projects and timelines of advanced card utilizations. Included are capacitive cards, optical cards and smart, or chip, cards.

How to Do a Privacy Assessment - Smart, Optical & Other Advanced Cards
Source: ACT Canada and the Information & Privacy Commissioner /Ontario (09/97)

A joint publication between the Advanced Card Technology Association of Canada and the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. This report details the necessary steps for a privacy assessment when issuing advanced cards.

Multi-Application Smart Cards: How to do a Privacy Assessment
Source: ACT Canada and the Information & Privacy Commissioner /Ontario (08/00)

A joint publication between the Advanced Card Technology Association of Canada and the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. This updated report details the necessary steps for a privacy assessment when issuing multi-application smart cards.

Privacy and Security
Source: ACT Canada (06/08/01)

This article gives an informative look at the important issue of privacy and security surrounding electronic fraud in Canada: statistical analysis and privacy protection utilizing advanced card technologies, including security tools such as biometrics and encryption.

The Cashless Society
Source: ACT Canada (06/08/01)

Credit cards, debit, electronic cash...the onset of a cashless society is not as farfetched as it sounds. Learn more about current market research surrounding the onset of a cashless society, as well as advanced card applications for e-commerce.