privacy


User-Managed Access for Higher Education: UMA Enables Secure, Private College Transcript Sharing

Kantara Initiative announces revision 5 of the User-Managed Access (UMA) protocol and a free public webinar on October 17 about UMA’s benefits for higher education data sharing. PISCATAWAY, NJ, USA – October 11, 2012 – Valuable personal data about us resides in dozens of different web locations, and we frequently […]


UMA webinar recording now available

User-Managed Access (UMA) lets web application creators easily craft systems that give control of data back to the people. Any web-based data ecosystem can leverage UMA, including eHealth and eGov portals, social networking sites, photo sharing portals, and personal data stores. It offers individuals centralized security, privacy, and control for […]


Announcing User-Managed Access: UMA Gives Data-Sharing Power to the People

Kantara Initiative has announced the release of a Draft Recommendation for the User-Managed Access (UMA) protocol. UMA heralds a new era of user-centric access control for web-based applications such as social networking sites, content-sharing portals, and personal clouds. PISCATAWAY, NJ, USA – July 7, 2011 – As we spend more […]


June News Round-Up

Catch the round up of recent updates from Kantara Initiative: Authorization Standards Workshop at Burton Catalyst San Diego, July 27, 12:30-2:30pm Merger of Kantara’s IdP Selection WG into ULX WG Kantara Initiative Meeting, Oct. 19-21, Paris, France hosted by Orange-FT Kantara Initiative announces the formation of the Federation Interoperability Work […]


Abbie Barbir elected as P3WG Chair

Abbie Barbir (http://www.oasis-open.org/about/distinguished-contributors.php) has just been elected by his peers to Chair the Kantara Initiative Privacy and Public Policy Work Group (http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/p3wg/Home). According to Abbie, the Kantara Privacy and Public Policy WG (P3WG) plays an important role in identifying the steps that are needed in the community to help ensure […]


Kaspersky on Internet Anonymity

Noted anti-virus vendor Eugene Kaspersky has weighed extravagantly into the larger security problem, arguing that  “anonymity causes security headaches and should be outlawed <http://blogs.computerworld.com/14940/eugene_kaspersky_wants_no_net_anonymity>” (http://blogs.computerworld.com/14940/eugene_kaspersky_wants_no_net_anonymity).  So he wants an Internet Passport. This is surely madness.  The social repercussions are obvious, while it’s not at all clear what problem it might […]