Press Releases


iWelcome and digi.me Launch Kantara Initiative Consent Management Solutions Work Group

First Industry Group To Address Best Practices, Standards to Manage Consent and Privacy Policies During Customer Lifecycle Journey; GDPR, PSD2 Focus WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – November 27, 2017 – iWelcome and digi.me announced today the launching of the Kantara Initiative Consent Management Solutions Work Group (CMS WG).  The goal of the […]


Identity.com Earns Kantara Initiative Trust Mark as Approved Credential Service Provider

Joins select group of organizations conforming to Kantara Trust Framework requirements for secure identity management   WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – November 14, 2017 – Kantara Initiative announced today that Identity.com was approved by the Kantara Board of Directors as an Approved Credential Service Provider (CSP) at Level 3 non-Public Key Infrastructure […]


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

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

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

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 […]