The Personal Data Global Interest Group (GIG) has been established by the GSMA to unite its members that are committed to exploring the opportunity for them in the value chain of personal data and digital identity solutions. The GSMA Personal Data team and Global Interest Group members will meet regularly and work together to accelerate the uptake of digital identity solutions globally through sharing of knowledge and experiences.

Role of the Global Interest Group

  • Define and jointly work towards achieving GSMA Personal Data Global Interest Group goals
  • Help the course of the Personal Data programme, determining GSMA activities
  • Collate industry experience and best practice on digital identity solutions
  • Design pilots and scale-ups to be delivered by individual operators
  • Provide opportunity for GSMA members and associate members to collaborate on delivering digital identity solutions to market

Benefits to Global Interest Group Members

  • Access to global best practice on technology, regulation, distribution of digital identity solutions
  • Access to digital identity and personal data experts, and networking with like-minded professionals
  • Opportunity to showcase mobile as the leading solution for digital identity

How to join

GSMA members interested in joining the Global Interest Group need to be committed to exploring personal data and digital identity solutions, to accelerate business opportunities and social needs. They also need to be willing share experiences and insights with the Global Interest Group.

For more information, please contact personaldata@gsma.com

Upcoming events

Please have a look at our events calendar for upcoming interest group meetings.

The PSD2 Opportunity: Mobile Operators and Fintech This paper discusses the opportunities relating to the partnership between mobile network operators and fintech companies, and how both parties can benefit from each others&#...

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SK Telecom: Integrating Existing Identity Solutions into Mobile Connec In December 2016, SKT adapted both T-Auth and T-ID to comply with the Mobile Connect specifications. The goal was to make it easier for international customers to use SKT’s app...

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Seminar Presentations from Mobile World Congress 2017 Mobile World Congress 2017 hosted three industry seminars on Mobile Connect and the future of digital identity.  You can find out more about each of these subjects by downloadin...

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SIM Toolkit Device Requirements to Improve Mobile Connect Customer Exp This document presents the requirements for the device to improve the user experience of the Mobile Connect SIM applet authenticator. The ETSI (The European Telecommunications St...

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Mobile Connect demonstrations As Mobile Connect advances, more examples of its uses continue to emerge. These two videos are the latest demonstrations of Mobile Connect in action. The first illustrates how Mo...

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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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Trust & Privacy will be Increasingly Important to eID Market ‘Cybercrime keeps Climbing’. This was one of the principal findings from PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey 2016, and a reminder that many businesses are unprepared for -or...

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The Next Phase of Cross-Border Public Services With over 3 billion enabled users worldwide and its federated distributed architecture, Mobile Connect is a leading example of a mobile identity and authentication solution for g...

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Mobile Connect’s collaboration with leading brands during MWC17 poin Mobile World Congress revealed many ways in which mobile technology is evolving to deliver a new range of digital services. Inside the event’s GSMA Innovation City, we were giv...

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Restoring Trust in the Digital Age – the Great Debate at MWC Industr The security of customer data has never been more crucial. In our digital world, the risk of fraud has reached unprecedented heights and consumers are increasingly cautious about...

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The Future of Identity – Mobile, Invisible, seamless The identity landscape is beginning to evolve at breakneck speed. With new financial legislation set to introduce plethora of commercial opportunities yet potentially create a nu...

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MWC 17: Examining the Mobile Industry’s Digital Identity Solution Authorisation and integration with emerging technologies are two of  Mobile Connect’s advances at this year’s GSMA Innovation City showcase Identity is quickly becom...

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Mobile Connect Summit – London April 25, 2017 Sponsored by: We are pleased to be hosting the first Mobile Connect Summit of the year in London on the 25 & 26 April. As it becomes more apparent that digital identity so...

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The Meaning of Being eIDAS Compliant: Update on the eIDAS-Mobile Conne May 04, 2017 This year, the GSMA will execute phase 2 of the pilot to demonstrate the scalability of Mobile Connect as a Europe-wide solution for eIDAS. The pilot will enable cross-border aut...

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