(1) WG NAME (and any acronym or abbreviation of the name): The WG name, acronym and abbreviation must not include trademarks not owned by the Organization, or content that is infringing, harmful, or inappropriate.

Consent and Information Sharing Work Group (CISWG)

(2) PURPOSE: Please provide a clear statement of purpose and justification why the proposed WG is necessary.

The amount and frequency of sharing of information about, by, and from individuals has outpaced the ability to manage it.  The system of privacy policies and terms of use are not sufficient for personal data control.  In this context, this work group is chartered to develop open specifications that support an infrastructure for personal data control.

The individual is the optimal point of integration and control for managing personal information services.  The role of this WG is to shepherd new specifications by which personal information can flow under the control of the individual, improving the relationship between demand and supply with personal data control.


(3) SCOPE: Explain the scope and definition of the planned work.

The founding Work Group participants recognize that developers are working in an ever-evolving heterogeneous environment that requires interoperability of identity services (i.e. identity- and SOA-enabled applications), and integration of policy assets both internal and external to the enterprise. In order to advance the identity-enabled marketplace - specifically application domains that rely upon information sharing, privacy, consent and trust this Work Group is chartered to:

(4) DRAFT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: List Working Titles of draft Technical Specifications to be produced (if any), projected completion dates, and the Standards Setting Organization(s) to which they will be submitted upon approval by the Membership.

It is the intention of the Information Sharing WG to ultimately submit the specifications listed above to an appropriate Standards Settings Organization for full life-cycle maintenance. The receiving organizations will be determined on a per-specification basis.

(5) OTHER DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS: Other Draft Recommendations and projected completion dates for submission for All Member Ballot. The CISWG is open for supporting and collaborating with organizations that have specification work or standards in this space.


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

Mark Lizar - (Chair- Jan, Feb, March 2016)

Mary Hodder (Chair April, May, June 2016)  (Co-Editor of the Consent Receipt Specification, Editor of UST Specification)

John Wunderlich (Chair - July, August, Sept, Oct 2016)

Iain Henderson, (Chair Oct, Nov Dec )

(7) AUDIENCE: Anticipated audience or users of the work.

Developers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, developers, and deployers, both internal and external, to large organizations who manage services for individual customers.

(8) DURATION: Objective criteria for determining when the work of the WG has been completed (or a statement that the WG is intended to be a standing WG to address work that is expected to be ongoing). 

The Kantara Leadership Council charters the Information Sharing Work Group for five years. It may be amended from time to time, with changes approved by the Leadership Council. This charter will expire in August 2018.

(9) IPR POLICY: The Organization approved Intellectual Property Rights Policy under which the WG will operate.

Kantara IPR Policy - Option Patent and Copyright Reciprocal Royalty Free with Opt-Out to (RAND)

(10) RELATED WORK AND LIAISONS: Related work being done in other WGs or other organizations and any proposed liaison with those other WGs or organizations.

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

Use cases (from prior VPI SIG)Design documentation for personal data store and VPI sharing (Mydex)Reference deployment for personal data store and VPI sharing using ID WSF, Information Cards, XRI / OpenID (Mydex). Open Notice preliminary work and partial draft specification.

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




July 23, 2013

First complete draft for consideration by work group

July 1, 2013

Initial partial draft

Feb 2, 2016Update of new charter approved - need iterative update on SDO - As Kantara may be new SDO for the WG