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.  Unlike many other organizations in our industry, it is not required of our participants, members, nor even directors, to sign an NDA to Kantara.

We believe that the benefits of stating our principles explicitly like this far outweigh the occasional inconveniences: indeed, we believe that principle ought to trump convenience more often in our connected lives.

As you’ll find further down on this page, we clearly state our Mission and Vision that build off the foundations of Open-Stand’s 5 principles . Those principles equally apply to Kantara’s broader scope of services as they do to the realm of standards development.

Our Mission: Kantara is the global consortium improving trustworthy use of identity and personal data through innovation, standardization, and good practice.

Our Vision: Ensure secure, identity-based, online interactions while preventing misuse of personal information so that networks will become privacy protecting and more trustworthy environments.

We support OpenStand – the Modern Paradigm for Standards.