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Virtual passport app presents real data risk, experts warn

Feb. 23, 2021 – Canadian privacy experts are concerned the federal government’s plan to develop an online passport application process could put personal information at risk and open a new angle of attack for fraudsters. IBM Canada has been awarded the $1.5-million contract to create software that would allow Canadians to apply for a passport using their smartphones, tablets or computers. The new platform would also allow applicants to pay fees and upload their passport photos securely, according to a statement from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). CBC News reports. | READ MORE