(1) WG NAME (and abbreviation):

Privacy and Public Policy Work Group (P3WG)

Privacy, and the policy decisions which affect it, are increasingly a core theme of digital identity-related work. This Work Group is intended to ensure that the Kantara Initiative ("Kantara") contributes to better privacy outcomes for users, data custodians and other stakeholders, by defining privacy-related principles and good practice applicable to a broad range of prevalent technology platforms.



The WG will publish and maintain a rolling quarterly plan setting out its planned deliverables and stakeholder engagement programme. The plan will include:

White Papers and Framework Documents such as:

Stakeholder meetings such as:

(6) LEADERSHIP: Proposed WG Chair and Editor(s), subject to confirmation by a vote of the WG Participants.

The P3WG aims to engage constructively with core constituencies in three principal regions of the privacy landscape:

  1. Adoption: Corporate Chief Privacy Officers (CPOs), technologists, vendor and standards-setting communities
  2. Policy: Policy-makers, policy influencers and regulators
  3. Privacy: Privacy advocates, user communities and related stakeholders

The WG will build and maintain a productive dialogue with and between these three communities so as to build a fertile environment for the development and adoption of privacy-related identity solutions.
This comprehensive outreach approach is based on a recognition that the most visible element - "Privacy Enhancing Technologies" (PETs) - can only succeed if they fit into a healthy ecosystem of other privacy-enhancing disciplines -

with an over-arching goal of improving privacy outcomes.

This proposal is for a standing WG to address the ongoing requirement for thought leadership in identity, privacy and public policy. The best results are likely to arise from a sustained programme of engagement with key stakeholders such as the policy-maker community. However, a published plan of work, events and tangible deliverables will serve to make sure the group remains productive, accountable and focussed on the goal of improved privacy outcomes.

Kantara Initiative IPR Policies: Option Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

The following shortlist indicates potential liaisons where some degree of discussion/outreach has already taken place. Many other candidates will doubtless emerge, and some degree of qualification will be needed to ensure that the WG does not spend all its time liaising and none on its own work.The P3WG chair or other suitable volunteer Participant(s) will monitor WG charter proposals from the privacy perspective, and position P3WG itself as a 'privacy advisory resource' available for other WGs.Resources permitting, the P3WG will also actively participate in the requirements definition work of other WGs to promote a consistent approach to privacy and policy-related issues.

Potential Kantara WG liaisons

External liaisons

(11) CONTRIBUTIONS: A list of contributions that the proposers anticipate will be made to the WG.

(12) PROPOSERS: Names, email addresses, and any constituent affiliations of at least the minimum set of proposers required to support forming the WG.

This is a 'starter' list of individuals and organizations who have expressed a willingness to support the WG's formation and, as a first step, have been invited to review the draft charter. This 'charter group' will also be invited to nominate other candidate participants from the regulatory and policymaker communities. That will be followed by a broader membership drive once the charter has been accepted.


Email address


R Wilton


Director of Privacy and Public Policy - Liberty Alliance

I Henderson



Rich Furr


Safe BioPharma

Darrell Shull



P Lord


Oracle Corp

S Landau


Sun Microsystems

L Lynch, T Adams


Internet Society

P Curry


Clarion Identity Ltd

T Stevens


Enterprise Privacy Group

G Beuchelt


Liberty Alliance

Dr Ben Goold


Oxford University Law Faculty

Draft version: P3WG-charter-1.2
Date: 4th June 2009
Author: Robin Wilton