Mobile Identity and Data enable the digital transformation of verticals and governments. Building trust in the digital space is a crucial challenge. The mobile industry has a leading role to play in digital identity, and the commercial opportunities are significant due to the industry’s unique assets.
Identity is also a key enabler for mobile operators’ business, as it ensues the security of their operations, the protection of customer identity and privacy, and the continued improvement of user experience.
The GSMA supports its members with their identity initiatives, as they pursue new business growth opportunities and the digital transformation of their own operations.
Our vision is to provide value for our membership in three main areas:
- Scaling mobile identity solutions globally, through showcasing successful mobile identity solutions and use cases, hearing about market needs from verticals and mobile industry partners, and promoting the sharing of best practices
- Enabling industry collaboration, by bringing members together to define industry specifications and guidelines
- Monitoring the identity market, and highlighting key identity technological developments, innovation and market trends
The Identity and Data community connects the Identity and Data ecosystem through sharing knowledge and best practices. It mainly focuses on commercial solutions from the mobile industry for third parties.
The European Identity Group (EIG) is formed to foster the growth of operator identity services in Europe by providing a platform for exchanging best practices and facilitating collaboration among European MNOs.
The Identity and Data Group is a sub-group within the Internet Group which is a GSMA working group. It offers a platform to work on functional and technical aspects for Identity.
Mobile Connect is a secure universal identity service offering a simple, trusted way for mobile users to share sensitive data, and undertake transactions with confidence. Enabling authentication, authorisation and secure identity verification, swiftly, globally, and cost-effectively.
The Automotive Identity group is focused on enabling a user to easily access their mobile, content, and automotive services as they move between different cars.
The mobile ecosystem is at the heart of fintech. Identity is a critical driver in areas like social engineering, fraud solutions and credit risk scoring.
The GSMA’s Fraud and Security Group (FASG) drives the industry’s management of fraud and security matters related to mobile technology, networks and services. Maintaining or increasing the protection of customer identity is one of the key areas.
Identity-related fraud prevention can rely on Device Check to identify lost or stolen devices and on GSMA International Revenue Share Fraud (IRSF) Prevention.
Telco blockchain activities will include use-cases in areas including identity and fraud and security.