Six new members joined Kantara Initiative including IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identity, it was announced today. IDEMIA is joining Kantara as a member and accepted a seat on the Kantara Board of Directors. Other organizations joining Kantara include: Easy Dynamics Corporation, Folio Technologies Ltd., Microsoft, Neocapita Security Consulting Pty. Ltd and Turning Point Corporation.
“Kantara is unique because it is the only industry organization focused on privacy and digital identity,” said Matt Thompson, Senior Vice President of Identity Solutions, IDEMIA. “We are honored to join the Kantara Board of Directors to help support and enhance its mission of developing best practices and trust schemes in the digital identity and privacy space with the goal of building trustworthy networks to ensure that people have control of their own data. IDEMIA architects contribute to several Kantara work groups developing and refining conformance criteria for Mobile Driver’s License and NIST SP 800-63-3 approval programs.”
Over the last decade, Kantara has led the global effort in developing best practice and trust schemes in the digital identity and privacy space with the goal of building trustworthy networks and ensuring people have control of their own data through specification and conformance scheme development.
“IDEMIA joins the Kantara Board of Directors at a pivotal point,” said Colin Wallis, executive director, Kantara Initiative. “Kantara has secured the necessary pieces – specifications, trust frameworks and research and development initiatives — to positively impact digital identity and privacy in the daily lives of billions of people. IDEMIA will play an important role in support of our mission to improve trustworthy use of identity and personal data through innovation, standardization and good practice.”
About Kantara Initiative
The Kantara Initiative is the leading global community commons improving trustworthy use of identity and personal data through innovation, standardization and good practice. Kantara nurtures ground-breaking R&D, develops specifications and operates conformity assessment programs for the digital identity and personal data ecosystems. Kantara provides its coveted eID assisting Identity Assurance Trust Mark and groundbreaking specifications for User Managed Access, and the privacy enabling Consent Receipt. More information is available at https://kantarainitiative.org/.
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