WG NAME (and any acronym or abbreviation of the name):

Consent Management Solutions WG (Consent Management WG)


Consent Management Solutions are used to manage the full lifecycle of an individual’s consent for the processing of their personal data. That consent needs to be: freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous.

The purpose of the Consent Management Solutions WG is to produce a series of Recommendations and Technical Specifications. The Consent Management Solutions WG will gather best current practices from organizations that have implemented consent management solutions; to gather requirements from jurisdictional regulations related to consent management; to develop consensus requirements based on the best current practices to enable businesses to implement best practice, and to support the establishment of a Kantara conformity assessment scheme leading towards supplier declaration or certification against the requirements.

Due to impending deadlines for GDPR, PSD2 and other existing regulations in multiple jurisdictions, there is a market need for guidance and possibly product/service certification for compliant consent management solutions.


The initial scope of the WG is:

to publish a Kantara Recommendation “Consent Management Solutions – Best Current Practices” which is to contain consensus best current practices as derived from the sources;

Once the initial scope is complete, additional publications will be scoped for production.


None planned in initial scope of the WG.


“Consent Management Solutions – Best Current Practices” anticipated ready for Ballot four months after WG launch.


Chair: Corné van Rooij, iWelcome

Vice-Chair: Jim Pasquale, digi.me

Secretary: Andrew Hughes, ITIM Consulting

Editor: TBD


Anticipated audience or users of the work.

Organizations that collect personal information using individual consent for processing



The Organization approved Intellectual Property Rights Policy under which the WG will operate.

Kantara Initiative IPR Policy - Option Non-Assertion Covenant


Related work being done in other WGs or other organizations and any proposed liaison with those other WGs or organizations.

CONTRIBUTIONS (optional): 

A list of contributions that the proposers anticipate will be made to the WG.


Names, email addresses, and any constituent affiliations of at least the minimum set of proposers required to support forming the WG. At least 3 proposers must be listed. At least 2 of the proposers must be Kantara Initiative Members.

Corné van Rooij, iWelcome, corne.van.rooij@iwelcome.com
Julian Ranger, digi.me, julian@digi.me
Andrew Hughes, Individual, AndrewHughes3000@gmail.com