Canada Post is releasing a new version of its epost digital mailbox platform to add functionality and start leveraging government and business services. Along with design and navigational enhancements and improved bill management tools, it also features a new authentication process that connects a digital identity with a physical address.
Users will be able to validate their identity by linking their digital identity to their physical address. This layer of authentication will allow the government to deliver more private e-services and allow users to securely communicate with business and government.
The government hopes to use this bill consolidation platform to provide new e-services to users, such as license sticker and parking permit renewals. It also hopes to offer businesses a way to remit secure online transactions with the government.
The service will first launch in Kitchener Waterloo and will be rolled out nationally into 2013.