Join. Innovate. Trust.

We are a global community focused on improving the trustworthy use of identity and personal data. Our working groups explore innovation, standardization and develop good practice around the collection, storage and use of personal information and identity.

We also run the world’s leading Identity Assurance Programs – including assessing for conformance against the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) 800-63 standards for identity privacy and security.

About us

The Problem

We all have to manage multiple IDs in our daily lives. There is little interoperability between sectors or use cases. And as new applications and services are developed, this increases complexity which leads to confusion and heightens concerns over privacy and security.

The Solution

At Kantara Initiative, we assess ID systems and Credential Service Providers (CSPs) against privacy and security standards across technology, business processes and governance. Providing peace of mind for organizations and their customers alike.

The principles of openness, transparency and fairness

We encourage our teams, members, partners and supporters to be open, transparent and fair in all activities. We also have a Committee dedicated to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in identity systems

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What people 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”.

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