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Kantara Initiative is a unique global ‘commons’ that operates conformity assessment, assurance and grant of Trust Marks against de-jure standards under its Trust Framework program whilst in parallel nurturing ‘beyond-the-state-of-the-art’ ideas and developing specifications to transform the state of digital identity and personal data agency domains.

About us

Identity Assurance

Kantara Initiative Accredits Assessors and Approves Credential Service Providers. Kantara provides third-party assessment for NIST SP 800-63-3.

Kantara Trust Registry

View the Kantara Initiative Approved CSPs, Accredited Assessors, & Registered Applicants

What We Do

Kantara Initiative nurtures ‘beyond-the-state-of-the-art’ ideas and develops specifications to transform the state of digital identity and personal data agency domains

The principles of openness, transparency and fairness

Kantara Initiative, Inc holds steadfast the principles of openness, transparency and fairness in its engagement with its participants & members, other industry consortia and the broader identity and privacy community.

Neustar Kantara Approves Neustar Caller Authentication, Identity Verification and Digital Identity Risk as a Component Service Read More Contribution Award 2020 Exemplary Contribution Award given to participants of Working and Discussion Groups whose contributions exemplify Kantara’s ethics and ethos for the betterment of the international community See Recipients Mobile Drivers Licenses Mobile Drivers Licenses If you are interested in the identity and privacy issues related to emerging standards around mobile Drivers Licenses, please join the Discussion Group about Privacy & Identity Protection in mobile Driving License ecosystems. Join PImDL DG SAFE SAFE Identity and Kantara Initiative co-marketing and mutual recognition of Trust Marks on new PKI and non-PKI assessments Read more 5 Reasons to join Kantara 5 Reasons to join Kantara - Access to Kantara's renowned conformity assessment, approval & Trust Mark grant program
- International exposure
- Knowledge and networking beyond home base
- Access to standards drafts from ISO etc
- Develop best practice in an open reputable community
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What peoples say about us

“We see Kantara Initiative as a good platform for Seadot to cooperate with other organizations in our domain to ensure cybersecurity for the digital economy – specifically within identity, assurance and trust”.
“The Kantara Initiative had a reputation for excellence and for not cutting any corners during the auditing process, so we selected the Kantara Initiative as our community because we wanted to go through an accreditation process the market and our customers would respect. As the digital economy grows, the Kantara Initiative plays an essential role in providing business customers with the confidence that the identity solutions they are considering have been vetted”.
“We were motivated to join Kantara Initiative to help us establish an architecture where a clear, unambiguous information exchange can take place. Using Kantara’s Consent Receipt specifications, we are able to offer our partners a service that eliminates the need for centralized databases of personal information and greatly simplifies their compliance requirements”.

An Introduction to Kantara Initiative

10 years of Kantara Initiative

Kantara Initiative Identity Assurance Program Testimonial