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You'll see a press announcement any day now regarding another Service service provider's component/partial service that has been approved under Kantara's Identity Assurance Trust Framework.  We also understand that a another contract has been signed between a global service provider and an assessor to undertake a conformity assessment against Kantara's NIST 800-63-3 Class of Approval.

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Members will be aware of the Board's proposal to consider adding all four Directors-at-Large candidates to the Board.  An All-Member-Ballot for the complete slate will arrive in your Inbox later this week.  Upon the All  Should the All-Member-Ballot being be successful, all four will join the Board.  The Board continues to develop action plans on its priority areas to pivot the organization onto both its revised mission - to grow and fulfill the market for trustworthy use of identity and personal data - and that builds towards its vision to see the equitable and transparent exchange of identity and personal data for mutual value.  Finally, Ken Dagg has joined the Staff cohort to pick up the Board Secretariat duties in a very busy period of transition for the Board.

Kantara community Groups and staff alike, had packed agendas over January.  Kantara joined forces with the Future Identity Council (FIC) to submit a detailed response to AAMVA's RFI regarding setting up a Digital Trust Service, essentially a public key store, in their pursuit of rolling out mDL across the US, though a sizable portion of our joint response was directed to what global mDL Governance might look like (think ICAO for passports for a sense of the scale).  Given how busy both organizations were, FIC's Gail Hodges and myself brought it home largely ourselves (the exception being the Privacy questions - thank you again John Wunderlich!) within the very tight timeframe.  Both organizations will use February to play it back into out their our respective communities to ensure that we captured your perspectives correctly, and if not, make any changes known to AAMVA.  And while mentioning the US, Treasury reached out to invite Kantara, along with a range of private sector companies and industry associations, to a US Financial Sector Policy Roundtable on February 9th.  While unfortunately a closed session, members can take some comfort from the fact that around 25% of invited guests are Kantara members and liaisons, and are on the slate to speak (as well as Kantara itself).

We celebrated International Data Privacy Day wonderfully, with the launch of the Advanced Notice & Consent Receipt WG (ANCR) WG along with related events continuing through the weekend.  It was fitting therefore that Sunday, January 31st was the deadline for comments on the 2nd Working Draft of ISO/IEC TS 27560 Consent Record Information Structure, and this Group *** Colin: I’m not sure what Group developed the comments that were submitted *** developed the comments that were it was the ANCR WG that developed the comments fed back to ISO through Kantara's Liaison with ISO SC27 Working Group 5.  As we circle the globe, I should mention the regular engagement interactions we had with the Australian, New Zealand Governments and UK Governments this , UK and US Government agencies this past month.

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