Kantara Initiative UMA 2.0 brings user consent, control and trust into easier reach

The Kantara Initiative has announced the approval and publication of the User-Managed Access (UMA) Version 2.0 (UMA 2.0) technical specifications, the company said.

UMA 2.0 offers significant enhancements to the established global standard bringing user consent, control and trust into easier reach for organizations processing personal data.

UMA is an award-winning OAuth-based protocol designed to give individuals a convenient central place for controlling who and what can access their online personal data, no matter where that data resides. This gives control to the individual allowing him or her to share or withdraw access to their information on their own terms instead of having to provide “opt-in” consent immediately. The Kantara Initiative approved UMA Version 1.0 of the standard in 2015 and it is currently deployed in projects worldwide.

Kantara Initiative provides real-world innovation and development of specifications and conformity assessment programs for the digital identity and personal data ecosystems. Beyond its flagship Identity Assurance Trust Framework, developing initiatives including Identity Relationship Management, User Managed Access (EIC Award Winner for Innovation in Information Security 2014), Identities of Things, and the Consent Receipt, Kantara Initiative connects a global, open, and transparent leadership community, including CA Technologies, digi.me, Experian, ForgeRock, Internet Society, Nomura Research Institute, and SecureKey Technologies. More information is available at https://kantarainitiative.org/.