The Forum on Law of Identity and Personal Data (aka "Legal Forum" or "ID-Legal") was chartered by unanimous vote of the ID Commons, Inc Stewards in July, 2013 following the re-initialization of ID Common's legal working group at the spring, 2013 IIW in Mountain View, CA.
The Purpose of the Legal Work Group is to promote information sharing, best practices, innovation and knowledge generation related to identity or personal data and the law. However, the group shall not engage in the practice of law directly. The activities of the group are intended to increase opportunities for the exchange of ideas and the creation of cross-domain or interdisciplinary approaches to identity and personal data systems or services. To that end, interplay and collaboration among and between legal, business and technical communities involved in innovating systems or services related to identity will be encouraged by this group. The group may elect to collaborate with bar associations or other organizations on events or projects, in accordance with applicable requirements and policies of the ID Commons.
For more information on the Legal Forum, check out our web page and blog posts.