Kantara Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Board Sub-committee Home


From the Charter:

Identity is foundational for engaging in an increasingly digital society. As such, solutions must be accessible and designed to enable the equitable exchange of trust across the entire digital ecosystem. The purpose of this sub-committee is as follows:

  • To champion DEIA within the digital identity ecosystem and the changes needed across the identity industry to promote more equitable outcomes across service providers and standards bodies.

  • To establish common terminology and taxonomy for DEIA specific to digital identity to harmonize cross-industry dialogue.

  • To develop a methodology that enable relying parties to better measure identity outcomes, impacts across different demographics, and overall return on investment (ROI) for adopting more inclusive practices.

  • To facilitate the creation of recommendations or a maturity model for enabling more equitable outcomes for digital identity. This includes practices for identity verification/proofing, authentication, etc.

  • To develop a framework for assessing provider conformance and ability to enable more equitable outcomes for digital identity.

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Joining the Group

Complete the Kantara Group Participation Agreement (GPA) in order to contribute and participate in the group.

See the Joining Groups and Discussion Lists Policy.

This group operates under the Kantara Initiative IPR Policy Option Non-Assertion Covenant.

Group Leadership

Chair: @Jordan Burris

Vice-Chair: @Peter Davis (Peter Davis)

Editor: @KarynBright

Roles of Leadership 
  • Read the roles for Leadership (Operating Procedures §4.1.2)

Join The Zoom Meeting

  • Meeting ID: 821 3715 0402

  • Passcode: 585244

Meeting Coordinates

DEIA Subcommittee meets Tuesdays at 12:00PM ET, every other week, beginning on March 12

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