Liaisons and Partner Agreements


Kantara Initiative is a consensus building organization. Members join Kantara to stay abreast of, and to influence, our industry leading liaison organizations. The list keeps growing! To discuss liaison opportunities for your organization contact us!

Liaison Type KI Contact External Contact Scope  Initiated Resources
EEMA Logo EEMA
(European Association for e-identity and security)
Full org but mostly
IAWG
CISWG
Colin Wallis Jon Shamah The purpose of this MOU is to formally recognise the common aims and juxtaposition between the two organizations that already exists, and seek to be supportive of each other to our mutual and wider collective benefit. MOU
Press
2016
PDEC Logo PDEC
(Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium)
CIS WG Colin Wallis Dean Landsman The purpose of this MOU is to formally recognise the common aims and juxtaposition between the two organizations that already exists, and seek to be supportive of each other to our mutual and wider collective benefit. MOU

Press

2016
DIACC Logo DIACC
(Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada)
Full org but mostly IAWG CISWG Allan Foster Dave Nikolejsin The Digital Identity Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and Kantara Initiative (KI) seek to collaborate on the advancement of market maturity of trusted services for digital identity, authentication, and authorization. The DIACC aligns local Canadian priorities in the context of global interoperability with regard to DIACC initiatives and innovations, where KI focuses on a global approach that respects the authority, culture, and regulations of individual jurisdictions. Letter of Intent 2016
Open Consent Group Logo OCG (Open Consent Group Ltd) Full org but mostly CIS WG, UMA WG Colin Wallis Mark Lizar The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to collaborate on service development and support each other to our mutual and wider community benefit. Kantara Initiative intends to further build its awareness and service revenues in Europe by means of establishing a subsidiary of or affiliated organization in a full Member State in Europe. Open Consent Group is building a coalition to grow into a community interest company for consent and compliance under Article 80 of the new EU GDPR, with a global set of stakeholders. MOU 2016
NATE Logo NATE
(National Association of Health Exchange)
Full org but mostly
HIAWG
IAWG
Colin Wallis Aaron Seib Kantara Initiative (KI) and the National Association of Health Exchange (NATE) wish
to collaborate on the advancement of health data use and exchange. This collaboration will involve a number of mutual projects and initiatives related to health data liberation and its associated technical aspects.
MOU
Press
2015
FuGen Solutions Logo FuGen Solutions Full org but mostly FIWG IAWG eGov Colin Wallis Lena Kannappan Kantara Initiative and FuGen Solutions (now part of 8K Miles) seek to support interoperability through the execution of this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) where Kantara Initiative adopts FuGen Solutions as a Kantara Initiative Test Lab to verify SAML 2.0 interoperability. As part of this MoU, FuGen Solutions and Kantara Initiative agree to promote the SAML 2.0 deployment profile verification programs via their respective networks. MOU
Press
 2014
SAFE-BioPharma Logo SAFE-BioPharma Organizational Colin Wallis Peter Alterman The parties agree that to further their common goal of collaboration, designated representatives of each shall be welcome to join in and participate in the work groups and activities of the other as they relate to advancing the goals expressed above. Each party has the right to identify work groups and activities in which participation by the other’s representatives is felt to be inappropriate and therefore disallowed. 2014 Agreement
EHNAC Logo EHNAC Full Org
HIAWG
IAWG
Pete Palmer Lee Barrett Relating to the DirectTrust community, operationally, EHNAC and the Kantara Initiative Assurance Review Board will form a “tiger team” to identify shared benefits and value from mutual recognition by each organization. In particular the areas of coverage overlap may include Registration Authority at the level end-point of the user, organizational trust (operations and best practices of the applying organizations in general) and potentially operations of Identity Federations (Federation Operator guidelines). 2013 Press

Agreement

IDESG Logo IDESG Full Org
IAWG
Potentially Others
Colin Wallis Peter Brown The scope of this liaison allows Kantara (KI) and IDESG to: Enable IDESG to directly communicate any additional requirements, extensions, profiles and/or other amendments that the IDESG would seek to the Kantara Identity Assurance Framework and associated programs.Enable KI to inform the IDESG stakeholders regarding operational experience of a Trust Framework Provider. For the basis for discussing an IPR environment in IDESG that allows for multiple-IPR regimes (example: enabling creative commons materials to be published under equivalent terms as “share-alike”). 2013 IDESG Liaisons
Direct Trust Logo Direct Trust Full Org
HIAWG
IAWG
Pete Palmer David Kibbie DirectTrust.org and Kantara Initiative seek to help provide the common and basic elements needed to support a single health Internet/cyberspace identity to be broadly used by health care professionals as they obtain a variety of online credentials. 2012 Press

Agreement

ISO SC 27
N10363
Full Org
IAWG
eGovWG
Scott Shorter Krystyna Passia 1.27.55 (29101)
1.27.57 (X.eaa I 29115)
1.27.80 (29190)
2010, 2011 Work Space
ITU-T SG17 Full Org
IAWG
eGovWG
Scott Shorter Martin Euchner (ITU-T Rep) / Abbie Barbir Kantara initiative and ITU-T SG 17 have an established liaison agreement that is according to Recommendations ITU-T A.4 (Communication Process), and A.5 (Organizations Qualified for Including References in ITU-T Recommendations).This liaison agreements apply to the entire Study Group 17 including all our Questions and including identity management Question Q10/17 and all its work items with special focus on ITU-T SG17 work item x.eaa. 2009 Work Space