Let’s talk about digital identity with Colin Wallis, Executive Director of Kantara Initiative.
Welcome to the very first episode of Let’s Talk About Digital Identity! Today we’re keeping up with the Kantarians, as they celebrate Kantara’s 10th anniversary.
Join Oscar as he chats with Colin Wallis, Executive Director, about the Kantara Initiative, how they’re different to other associations, their consent receipt project, and the main challenges in digital identity – present & future.
Watch a short demo of the Kantara Consent Receipt on YouTube – www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW578dJRNCI&t=1s
Colin leads the Kantara Initiative Inc. a globally acknowledged ethics based, mission-led Trust Framework Operator of conformity assessment and Trust Marked schemes for Identity, Credential and Consent Management Service Providers, and the only 3rd party assessor of services seeking conformance with NIST 800-63-3 IAL2/AAL2. Kantara’s open and inclusive philosophy to community development attracts the leading edge of identity and privacy innovation in its Working Groups that in turn attract R&D and sponsored funding. Colin develops and executes the strategic plan in concert with the Board and Leadership Council, driving the organisation forward with the help of a dedicated band of expert volunteers. Colin’s combined public and private sector background in online identity and privacy continues to ensure that the Kantara Initiative program is aligned with multiple eGovernment strategies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and the US while influencing others in Europe and around the world.
Building on 15 years of contribution to international standards and consortia, Colin maintains other leadership positions across the consortium space in Information Security, Privacy and Trusted Identity. He represents Kantara on the OECD’s ITAC (Internet technical Advisory Committee) and is a Board Director of the US NSTIC IDESG. He resigned his role as NZ’s HoD in ISO JTC1 SC27, his Board post on the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) NZ Chapter and his positions in OASIS all linked to his public service employment in New Zealand before moving to the UK early in 2016 to run Kantara. Colin was named in OWI’s Top 100 Influencers in Identity in 2018.
Kantara Initiative operates conformity assessment, assurance and grant if Trust Marks against de-jure standards under its Trust Framework program whilst in parallel nurturing ‘beyond-the-state-of-the-art’ ideas and developing specifications to transform the state of digital identity and personal data agency domains.
And here’s the link to Standard Label, as mentioned in the episode: standardlabel.org.