Andrew Hughes CISM CISSP is a digital identity strategist and international standards expert. He works with international associations and standards bodies as an independent analyst developing standards and related conformity assessment materials. He is a member of the Kantara Initiative and contributes to industry evolution by volunteering extensively at Kantara, W3C, ISO, ITU-T, Rebooting Web of Trust, Me2B Alliance, and IDPro. He serves as Chair of the Kantara Initiative Leadership Council, setting the work programme for this global consortium which advances innovation and standardization of trustworthy use of identity and personal data.
Andrew co-chairs the Kantara Consent & Information Sharing Work Group which publishes and improves the Kantara Consent Receipt specification.
He is deeply engaged in the ‘missing model’ of identity verification; data processing authorization and consent; and W3C Verifiable Credentials evolution. He has been Editor for several standards at OASIS and ITU-T and has launched and Chaired several work groups at industry consortia. Andrew is an active national expert on the Standards Canada delegation to ISO SC 27.