We’re proud to announce that our CEO, Harrison Tang, has been selected as a co-chair of the W3C CCG, or the World Wide Web Consortium’s Credentials Community Group. He will be chairing the group with Mike Prorock and Kimberly Wilson Linson.
Harrison succeeds Heather Vescent who has made numerous contributions to the W3G CCG since 2020, including defining the community strategy with a focus on diversity & inclusion, making the CCG work item process more accessible to non-technologists to increase participation, and recruiting and training co-leadership to ensure a seamless transition.
Led by Web inventor and director Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe, the W3C, or the World Wide Web Consortium, is an international organization of like-minded individuals who are passionate about leading the web to its fullest potential. The group consists of Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public, and they collectively work together to establish Web standards.
The goal of the Credentials Community Group, or CCG, within the W3C, is to explore the creation, storage, presentation, verification, and user control of credentials – or a set of claims made about someone or a person record – and seek answers that welcome and contain approaches like self-sovereign identity; presentation of proofs by the bearer; data minimization; and centralized, federated, and decentralized registry and identity systems.
The CCG also helps nurture and give rise to open standards and ideas like Verifiable Credentials, Decentralized Identifiers, secure data storage, identity wallet protocols, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about the W3C CCG, or would like to join, more information is available here.