Colin Wallis

Executive director of Kantara Initiative

Kantara’s ethics & ethos, developed work and operations align nicely with the MyData Principles


Colin is the Executive Director of 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. Kantara’s open and inclusive philosophy to community development attracts the leading edge of identity and privacy innovation in its Working Groups producing specifications and best practice to feed its R&D and assurance programmes – a cadence increasingly described as ‘the rhythm’ of Kantara’. Building on 15 years of contribution to international standards and consortia from both public and private sector perspectives, Colin moved from New Zealand to the UK in 2016 to run Kantara. Colin was named in OWI’s Top 100 Influencers in Identity in 2018.

My Sessions

Standards for Delivering on the MyData Principles


Delivering on the MyData principles Colin Wallis, Kantara This presentation takes each of the MyData 6 Principles and gives examples of Kantara’s work supporting those – from the specifications that the Kantara community curates through member implementations of those specifications to Trust Mark evidenced conformity via Kantara’s Trust Framework and Assurance programme. Delivering on the […]