Minors Trust Framework

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The Minors Trust Framework (MTF) is an online identity trust model, created by PRIVO under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Pilot Grant program, a White House initiative, offering a complete set of technical, operational, and legal policies.

The MTF is an innovative approach to fostering the adoption of online identity trust services that focuses specifically on children’s identity and parental consent within the context of complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and emerging international policies. Specifically, the MTF was designed keeping NSTIC’s vision in focus: allowing individuals and organizations secure, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity solutions to access online services in a manner that promotes confidence, privacy, choice, and innovation.

The MTF is housed with the Generational Trust Alliance (GTA), a membership organization with the mission to enhance trust throughout your family’s online interactions and is published on OIXnet.

The MTF Encompasses

checkRelying Party assessment, audit, and certification guidelines
checkIdentity Provider certification at multiple levels of assurance
checkInteroperable policies, protocols and reference implementation allowing identity verification services, attribute providers, and credentialing authorities to engage with MTF Network members
checkOversight by PRIVO, one of the most trusted FTC COPPA Safe Harbors

Framework participants

How it Works Use Case

Download the MTF Info sheet

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If you’re a kid- or family-oriented online service, an identity provider, or technology company who would like to become a member of the Generational Trust Alliance or just learn more about the Minors Trust Framework, please contact Shauna Leff.

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