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As the digital economy expands, both individuals and businesses are looking for ways to interact easily online without compromising security and privacy. Building on the successes and strategic insights delivered by the GSMA Mobile Identity programme, the GSMA Personal Data programme aims to help digital service providers and consumers find the optimum balance between privacy, security and convenience.

In line with the objectives of the GSMA Board, the programme and its operator partners have prioritised the development of digital identity services. Working together, they aim to bring to market digital identity solutions that provide a safe, seamless and convenient consumer experience, a consistent user interface and low barriers to entry across the digital identity ecosystem.

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Introducing Mobile Connect

Developed by the GSMA and its operator partners, Mobile Connect is a convenient and secure universal log-in solution with privacy protection. By using the inherent security of the mobile devices carried by consumers, Mobile Connect can provide authentication at a number of security levels on any device (PC, mobile or tablet). It reduces the need for consumers to remember multiple usernames and passwords, thereby lowering the likelihood of abandoned shopping carts and increasing sales for online businesses.

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Mobile Connect: mobile high-security authentication This non-technical paper is designed to address security questions related to authentication, especially with respect to payments, banking and online commerce. It explains how Mo...

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Telco’s mobile based digital authentication and identity in digital This report was produced by Deloitte India for the August edition of Communications Today. An estimated 650 million people will be online in India by 2020, with the mobile phone...

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How Mobile Connect Can Transform Digital Banking Consumers like the convenience of being able to bank and transact online using a PC, tablet or smartphone. However, the available authentication procedures involving multip...

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Improving conversion rates & internal service usage Telefónica Group has deployed Mobile Connect in Argentina, Mexico, Peru and Spain since the end of 2015. With small changes to the registration process, Telefónica has been abl...

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Mobile Connect – Indian Overview Mobile Connect is now available to more than 800 million consumers across India. Mobile network operators (MNOs) offering Mobile Connect services are Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea,...

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Towards Shared Principles for Public and Private Sector Cooperation The ability to prove one’s identity is increasingly recognized as the basis for participation in social, political, economic, and cultural life. Yet at least a billion people i...

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Mobile Connect at the Cyber Security and Fraud Seminar November 01, 2016 The GSMA’s Head of Service Access, Technology, David Pollington, will be speaking at the Cyber Security and Fraud Seminar where he will discuss how Mobile Connect can abate...

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Mobile Connect Ecosystem Workshop – Atlanta November 03, 2016 Following the success of the previous events in New York, Bangkok and London, the GSMA will be hosting another Mobile Connect Ecosystem Workshop, in Atlanta. The mobile industry ...

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