The proposal to supply a Trust Registry API for the HHS ONC is awaiting action. It provides a trust registry similar to that used in the NIST SP 800-63-3 Trust Registry with two new features:
- Kantara FIRE will complete a specification (the MAAS) for the acceptability of smartphone applications to protect patient health data, which is protected by HIPPA in covered entities. This specification will then be converted to software assessment criteria in the same way that the NIST specs were used to create an SAC for Credential Service Providers. The MAAS specification is now posted as an implementer’s report.
- The Trust Registry can be queried by a json API which will allows certified apps to be immediately acceptable to download patient data which has a strict time limit in the final rule for the 21st Century Cures Act. There is no place where a trust logo can be displayed in a fully automated system.
The proposal is for ONC to fund the development of both features and start to onboard a few initial test sites over the first year of operation. It is expected that the continuing support for the program will come from fees on the application developers and the relying parties.
The team’s mobile driver’s license criteria have been contributed to the Kantara effort to respond to the DHS Request for Comment on ISO 18013-5 which is also the subject of the PImDL report that is expected from that discussion group very soon.
The WG is supporting https://trustregistry.org with additional details about the goals and work behind the proposal.
Further info on the WG is found on both our Kantara wiki
The Draft MAAS can be found here:
and the legacy IDESG wiki which the work group has continued to leverage, for example this page on mobile drivers’ licenses
- Changes to SAC concerning subject-focused, component service consumer criteria.
- Provide input to the Kantara response to the Homeland Security RFI concerning mDL
- Provide comments concerning the UK DCMS May Update - Certification Questions and assessment of RPs.
- Provide response to the NIST open discussion of issues related to SP800-63 Rev 4
The PImDL Group Approved Draft has been forwarded to the Leadership Council for a vote. Depending on the Leadership Council, the report will be published (and the DG will be shut down) or the draft will come back for review and update.
- The group approved an updated Charter for 2021
- The group approved new leadership for 2021. Alec Laws and Steve Venema have been elected as Chair and Vice-chair, respectively
- The group would like to thank Eve Maler for her unwavering support of the group and role as Chair over these many years!
- The group has looked at an updated Relationship Manager draft that incorporates concepts of resource owner held keys & credentials
- Please check out our most recent notes for more details on the above
Our work continues on several tracks:
To build out the Consent Receipt Framework 1.2, along the lines of OAuth where version 2 was a framework and not a specification. The consent receipt does not stand alone and we are working to provide a notice and consent framework consistent with privacy by design (ISO 27550 Privacy engineering for system life cycle processes) and the ISO 29100 Privacy Framework.
- Define the fields for the "anchor" receipt which is the notice receipt at the start of the (consent) flow.
- Work to incorporate this effort into ISO 27650 through Kantara liaison and individual member participation in the standard WG.
- Continued collaboration with W3C, Trust over IP, other participants in the NGI Trust who can leverage the work of the consent receipt in their individual projects and elsewhere.
- Outreach to browser providers to incorporate the consent receipt and "two factor consent" that is meaningul notice and then meaningful consent.
- We have ongoing workshops and presentation to support and promote the work, most recently an Identiverse presentation as part of Kantara's presentation, and "Role of Identity, Identification, and Receipts for Consent" at the Open Identity Summit 2021 on 2 June.
We now have 3 members of the ANCR WG working in ISO on 27560
Jan Lundquist, Editor
- Several WG members staffed a Virtual Booth at the ONC Annual General Meeting
- Eve and George presented a UMA 101 session (pdf slides) at the latest Internet Identity Workshop.
- Checkout a new UMA profile!!
- The WG continues to discuss how UMA intersects, works with, and supports other standards
- The WG continues to iterate on the Relationship Manager profile. Recent draft text
- The work group has been reviewing the UK Pensions Dashboard profile contribution, both the contents and IPR concerns
- The work group has been discussing the FAPI project: If we can/should recommend the same security profile to implementors, and if we should contribute a UMA profile for consideration by FAPI
- The work group presented to all members during the monthly Leadership Council call. Highlighted two upcoming deployments (UK Pensions Dsahboard and an Ontario trusted account for health) and how those deployments are bringing profiles and work back to the group
- BIT Report now available and published as a KI report here: https://kantarainitiative.org/download/blinding-identity-taxonomy-pdf/
- PDUR (Personal Data Use Receipt) in the draft mode, to be contributed to the WG by AH & JA early July timeframe. The entire ISI workgroup will then begin to make comments on PDUR project calls
- IntentCasting Project is writing a primer document around IC
- Notice and Consent is on a summer projects work schedule working on several aspects of AdvCIS,
- SAC for FAL3 under Public and IPR review
- working on SAC for IAL3, AAL3, and FAL3
- comments being developed for DIACC PCTF Attributes and Relationships component
- getting started on suggestions to NIST for rev4
A few months ago the FIRE WG representative to the Kantara Initiative Education Foundation shared that the FIRE WG would seek funding to support the pursuit of a grant to:
- Establish an assurance program for high assurance tokens and applications and to that end has fine-tuned the scoop to Public Health Centers - Vulnerable Populations, an activity that would build out the proposed sandbox :
- In addition to the above, also being considered is the build out the IDEF Registry from a partially designed and functional self-attested registry (NIST funded) to a Federated IDEF-Registry on a functional trust platform with a Trust Registry that would involve three Kantara WG’s: HIAWG, IAWG and FIRE. The application would be a Kantara assets which all the WG’s could contribute too and benefit from.
- ONC and CMS has funding and a need in light of COVID -19. This was briefly discussed at the HIAWG meeting last week with Dr. Tom, Colin and me online; we agreed to have a follow up call.
- Provided input to DIACC on the Person and Privacy components and the Glossary of the Pan Canadian Trust Framework.
- Developing Service Assessment Criteria (SAC) for NIST 800-63 Rev. 3 Federation Assurance at Level 2 (FAL2) Requirements. Interacted with NIST representatives to clarify Kantara’s understanding of these requirements.
- About to commence development of IAL, AAL, and FAL SACs for NIST 800-63 Rev. 3 Level 3 Requirements.
- Awaiting request from NIST for comments and suggestions on how SP 800-63 Rev. 3 can be improved.
- The CMS WG was successfully archived and merged into ISI, where each project will include Best/Common Practices
- The IntentCasting project has begun, check the Master Calendar or ISI page calendar for details (most friday's 11:30 AM EDT)
- The draft requirements for a PDUR is moving forward and expected to be contributed to Kantara in this second quarter
- The AdvCIS continues to compile use case and further requirements to the next version of Consent Receipts while defining Notice
- The task force chartered with publishing a report on BIT is near completion with additional input from Jan Linquist using enhancing attributes with de-identifying techniques
- The Work Group continued to work on the "resource definitions profile" (the first IDENTOS profile), collecting a wide variety of use cases for it.
- The Work Group, and later an ad hoc team of interested parties, started serious work on interop/conformance testing.
- ISI WG well-formed and functioning as projects in teams in the following areas of:
- Notice and Consent
- Reviewing ver 1.1 for fixes and deep dives into new requirements and features in a version 2.0 spec
- Information Sharing Sustainability (variations on JLINC, and application layer protocol)
- Privacy-Preserving Information Sharing
- Still forming in an inviting state for other ISI members
- Launched and will have its first meeting on April 17th
- Personal Data Receipt
- Draft Primer and overview
- Framework flow diagram WIP
- Special Report to be published on BIT (Blinding Identity Taxonomy)
- Ad-hoc group of ISI members finishing a report for BIT use by governments
- Lead by Paul Knowles, John Wunderlich, Ken Klingenstein and Jim Pasquale
- Initial workplace for a Kantara Blinding Identity Taxonomy:
- 1. Preview the B.I.T. to the membership (elements plus description)
- 2. B.I.T. Report - Explanation of the B.I.T. methodology and applications - Use Cases - Schema and Profiles - The taxonomy itself - Appendices
- 3. Convert Report to a Kantara Standard/Specification
- 4. Kantara B.I.T. Assurance Service