Real Consent Goes to the Ultrahack and Wins!: Kantara Consent Receipts & Slush

A quick update to the Kantara Community – a bunch of us Consent Receipt geeks were in Helsinki from November 25th to December 1st collaborating with the My Data project and pitching privacy receipts (thanks to the generous sponsorship of YOTI).
We have competed in the Ultrahack competition over the first weekend and are happy to announce that we won the Ultrahack and the bonus My Data hack.
This meant the final 10 pitches went through to the final-final round at Slush, where we pitched with the best from multiple competitions to a huge event with more than 10,000 people attending, including tons of investors and start-ups, etc. In the end, we came in second place overall out of more than 500 competitors.
A lot of this has been made possible by Kantara and the Personal Data and Trust Network making an environment for innovation and collaboration.
So, hats off to Kantara! On January 16th, 2017, we will be presenting the results of the collaboration and launching the v.1 Kantara Consent Receipt standard, which is currently in a 45-day public comment and IPR review period through February 20th, along with the announcement and presentation of the first large scale implementation of the Kantara Consent Receipt in the UK.
Not to mention some amazing speakers, including the ICO, CPO of IBM Watson, Pat Walsh, ex-CPO of GSMA, and some amazing innovative consent tech projects including Bay Cloud and Consentua.
If you would like to learn more, check out the event page and sign up to attend at
To comment on the Consent Receipt v.1 Specification, use the form located at or email your comments to staff at with the subject “CISWG COMMENT SUBMISSION”.