Colin Wallis

Executive Director
Kantara Initiative, Inc.


Colin is the Executive Director of Kantara Initiative Inc, the global ‘commons’ non-profit consortium unique in having both digital identity and privacy in its scope and delivered through innovation, standardization and good practice. Attracting innovative organizations, governments and individuals to its open collaborative ethos, Kantara operates Trust Frameworks to assess and assure digital identity and privacy solution service providers and is home for two open specifications selected in the top 5 trends for 2018 - UMA, the OAuth extension enabling respecting user-controlled permissioning, and the Consent Receipt. Colin's combined public and private sector background in online identity and privacy builds on 15 years of contribution to international standards and consortia, Colin maintains leadership positions in OECD ITAC, UNCITRAL and ISO SC27 in topics around digital Trust, Privacy and Identity.


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