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Standards Matter. Trustworthy use of Identity and Personal Data

Pre-conference Event
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 08:30—12:30
Location: B09

The world has changed because of COVID. More fraud is taking place. More misuse of identity is occurring. To combat the rise in fraud and to mitigate risk, the Kantara Initiative offers a 3rd party conformity assessment program.


08:30 - 08:50

Welcome, Workshop Overview and Introduction to Kantara

  • Kantara Community – Why join and contribute
  • Whats new with Kantara, recent changes and future goals
  • Program updates

08:50 - 09:30

Conformity Assessments

  • The value of 3rd party assessment vs. self-attestation
  • Standards and assessment criteria
  • Governance and Evolution over time
  • How to prepare for a 3rd party assesment
  • Kantara ISO liaisons
  • Additional schemes - Kantara selection by UKAS and UK DCMS for pilot assessment program

09:30 - 11:00

Updates from the Community – Lightning Rounds

  • Introduction and Overview to Workgroups and Discussion Groups
  • WorkGroup Recent Achievments and Call for Actions
  • Identity Assurance -IAWG-
  • User Managed Access -UMA-
  • Privacy Enhancing Mobile Credentials -PEMC-
  • Advanced Notice & Consent Receipt -ANCR-
  • Federated Identifiers for Resilient Ecosystems -FIRE-
  • Information Sharing Interoperability -ISI-

11:00 - 12:00

Panel: Data Protection and Privacy Impact Assesments – The value of 3rd party assesments

  • John Wunderlich
  • Andrew Hughes
  • Kay Chopard
  • Thorsten Niebuhr

12:00 - 12:30


Kay Chopard
Kay Chopard
Kantara Initiative
Ms. Kay Chopard is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Kantara Initiative, a nonprofit corporation. The Kantara Initiative is a unique global ‘commons’ that operates...
Andrew Hughes
Andrew Hughes
Ping Identity
Andrew Hughes CISM CISSP is Director of Identity Standards at Ping Identity. He is a digital identity strategist contributing to international standards development. He works with international...
Thorsten Niebuhr
Thorsten Niebuhr
With nearly 30 years experience in IT and in the fields of Directory Technologies, Identity Management and Data Privacy, Thorsten is a recognized expert in our industry. As a technical trainer,...
Steve Venema
Steve Venema
Steve Venema is a Distinguished Engineer in ForgeRock’s Office of the CTO. He provides a bridge between the Company’s future and its present by researching trends in identity-related...
John Wunderlich
John Wunderlich
John Wunderlich & Associates
John Wunderlich is a data protection professional and expert witness who has worked and consulted about privacy, data protection, and security for over 20 years in multiple jurisdictions. He has...


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