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Kantara Initiative Releases the First Open, Global Consent Receipt Specification; Meets GDPR Requirements, Free For Download   Recently updated !

Consent Receipt 1.0 Specification Improves Digital Privacy for Consumers and Businesses Including GDPR-ready Overlays for Parental Consent and Advertising WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – June 20, 2017 – Kantara Initiative released today the first open, global consent receipt specification for use with the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  […]


Kantara Initiative Unveils Design Principles IRM Report   Recently updated !

Report Shares Identity Relationship Management Design Principles and Real-world Use Cases for Identity Professionals Report is Free to Download  WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – June 19, 2017 – Kantara Initiative unveiled today the follow-up report to its 2015 ground-breaking “Laws of Relationship Management (IRM)” that established new industry criteria for IRM.  […]


Kantara issued $2.4M in grants to develop digital ID and privacy solutions using smartphones   Recently updated !

May 15, 2017 – Kantara Initiative has received multiple research grants of up to $2.4 million, which it will use to develop three innovative digital identity and privacy solutions using smartphones including mobile device attribute verification, mobile authentication and physical access control.  Lockstep Technologies, Gluu Inc. and Exponent Inc. are also […]


Kantara Awarded $2.4 Million To Develop Digital Identity And Privacy Solutions Using Smartphones: Multiple Projects Underway with Lockstep Technologies, Gluu Inc., and Exponent Inc., USA

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – May 11, 2017 — Kantara Initiative was awarded multiple research grants valued at up to $2.4 million USD.  The funding is being used to develop three innovative digital identity and privacy solutions using smartphones including mobile device attribute verification, mobile authentication and physical access control. Lockstep […]


Kantara Initiative Joins European Trust Foundation: Opens Channels For Its Members To Engage With the EU On Federated Digital Identity, Trust and Privacy

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – April 4, 2017 — Kantara Initiative announced today that it joined the European Trust Foundation to help its non-European Union (EU) government and corporate members engage with Europe on pan-jurisdiction federated digital identity, trust and privacy initiatives. Created and coordinated by EEMA, the Brussels-based European Trust […]


Revealing The Behind-The-Scenes Identity Innovators Who Are Working To Protect Our Online Life

Mountain View, CA (03/22/2017) As Internet users realize their virtual activities have real-world consequences, a new film reveals the committed community of behind-the-scenes identity innovators who are developing technologies, products, and protocols that protect people and give them more control over their online life. Many of these developments are in […]


User-Managed Access Group Takes “Last-Call” Look at 2.0 Specs, Invites Participation

In 2016, the User-Managed Access Work Group set out roadmap objectives for achieving better UMA alignment with OAuth and OpenID Connect, simplifying UMA’s design, solving additional Internet of Things use cases, and making it possible to serve the widest possible ecosystems. Now, having met its goals, the group has entered a “WG last-call” stage to […]


Kantara Initiative and EEMA Sign Memorandum of Understanding at ISSE Innovation Expo

Organizations to Work Together to Promote Trusted, Privacy-respecting Digital Identity and Personal Data Ecosystems to Support the Digital Economy WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – November 16, 2016 — Kantara Initiative and the European Association for E-identity and Security (EEMA) announced today that they executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at a […]


Kantara Initiative’s Colin Wallis to Call for Formation of Digital Identity Profession at Identity Management 2016

Wallis to Make Case for Why the Time is Now to Establish a Digital Identity Professional Organization WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – November 8, 2016 — Kantara Initiative, which provides strategic vision and real-world innovation elements for the digital identity transformation, announced today that its Executive Director, Colin Wallis, will speak […]