Vulnerable Populations

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About the Vulnerable Populations Working Group

The Vulnerable Populations Working Group is part of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG). It is dedicated to promoting better identity systems for vulnerable populations in online transactions.

Explore this landing page to learn more about how to join our committee, to read about our projects (past, current, and future), or to solicit expert advice from committee members.

Chair: Denise Tayloe

What We Do

Here is an overview of our work:
VPWG Overview
VPWG Use Cases
VPWG Taxonomy
VPWG Spreadsheet


The VPWG holds bi-monthly meetings every other Friday, 8am PT, 11pm ET (except holidays). See our maillist for information on occasional meetings.

Join us via JoinMe:
Click on this JoinMe link. If you need to do so, install JoinMe if you don't yet have it and then sign into the meeting.

Dial in via phone:
By phone:
United States - Camden, DE +1.302.202.5900
United States - Hartford, CT +1.860.970.0010
United States - Los Angeles, CA +
United States - New York, NY +1.646.307.1990
United States - Tampa, FL +1.813.769.0500
United States - Washington, DC +1.202.602.1295
Access Code 905-461-320#

Meeting information:
VPWG Meeting Agenda
VPWG Meeting Minutes -- see this page for past meeting minutes

We are governed under these documents:
IPR policy for IDESG:

How to Join

If you’re interested in the VPWG committee, join us for one of our bi-monthly Friday meetings to learn more about our work. You may also join the group by adding yourself to our mailing list at If you have any questions, please contact

To join our VPWG group as a member, you must join IDESG. Information about that is here:
Join the org, sign the IPR agreement in order to contribute, and then join the VPWG maillist which will be available in the 'members only' section.

Need Vulnerable Populations help?

Check out our use cases compiled to help others understand the problems vulnerable people face VPWG Use Cases.

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