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Operators are Primed to Enable the Transition between Analogue and Digital Worlds

Having worked alongside mobile network operators for many years, it is increasingly clear that they will play an increasingly vital role in the identity market. For decades, they’ve been the number one provider of secure and trusted identities to both business and consumers. ...

Fueling Digital Growth Through the Mobile Identity Ecosystem

-Pierre Demarche, VP of Marketing & Product Management – TeleSign The digital landscape is one of constant and rapid evolution, fueled by new ideas and new technologies. However, this evolution is being interrupted by the increasing presence of data breaches and ...

News Flash: German Regulator Seeks to Restrict Facebook

Bundeskartellamt rules Facebook needs users’ consent to combine personal data from different services Germany’s federal cartel office has ruled that personal data collected by Facebook-owned services, such as WhatsApp and Instagram, can only be assigned to Facebook user ...

News Flash: Call for Consistent and Comprehensive Digital ID

The Governor of the Bank of England makes case for robust digital identification A consistent and comprehensive approach to digital identification is key to unlocking many of the opportunities arising from the emerging digital financial system, according to the Governor of ...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Growing Pace of Identity Services in the Mobile Industry

David Pollington, Head of Service Access, Identity, GSMA There would be little sense in denying that, along with the major strides made in digital identity over the past year, there have been a great many high-profile breaches and data scares too.  This results from, perhaps ...

News Flash: Digital IDs Could Fuel Economic Growth

Research suggests wider use of digital identification could lift GDP by up to 13% The extension of digital identification “to a large part of the population could unlock economic value” equivalent to between 3% to 13% of GDP by 2030, according to a study of seven countries ...

News Flash: Business Leaders Flag Internet Security Fears

Three-quarters of C-Suite execs say consumer data is too easily compromised online Consumers can’t trust the safety of their online identities, as too much of their personal data is already available without restrictions, according to 76% of the 1,700 business leaders ...

News Flash: Microsoft Explores Eliminating “Inverse Privacy”

Reports claim software giant is seeking to increase users’ control over personal data Microsoft is working on giving people greater insights into the private data collected about them, according to various media reports. Project “Bali”, which is in a private testing phase, ...

News Flash: Identity Fraud “at a Tipping Point”

Symposium speakers highlight hackers’ ability to easily create synthetic identities The vast amount of personally identifiable information available on the Internet is making it straightforward for cyber criminals to create millions of synthetic identities and perpetuate ...

News Flash: Digital Identity to Change Direction

In 2019, there will be a shift from trying to digitise identity to creating digital identities underpinned by relationships, according to David Birch, a leading financial services commentator. In an article for Wired, he forecast that a digital proxy for reputation will ...

Top 3 Digital Identity Trends for 2019: the Curtain Closes for the Humble Password

  2019 will see the consolidation of multi-factor authentication As users have grown increasingly weary of creating endless online profiles (86% report abandoning purchases when asked to register with commercial websites) they have also grown increasingly wary of doing ...

Mobile Connect Allows the Mobile Industry to Make any Digital Business Our Own

Kaan Terzioğlu, Turkcell CEO Throughout my career I have, in one way or another – as a consultant, a vendor, and now as CEO at Turkcell – been in prime position to observe the state of the telco industry. And I can tell you this was not always an easy thing to behold: I ...

Mobile Connect Offers Solution to the Risks of Online Gaming

Video gaming is perhaps not the first area which springs to mind when it comes to cybersecurity and digital identity, but an increasingly fraught picture has started to emerge over the last several years – one with which the mobile industry is well placed to assist. It ...

News Flash: New Mobile ID for Swiss Rail Workers

Track repair workers verify their identity and skills using handsets and blockchain In Switzerland, rail track repair workers are now verifying their identity and skills using certificates held on mobile devices, according to an article by SecureID News. To help with post ...

News Flash: New Partnership Supports Digital ID in Africa

The Economic Commission for Africa and the Omidyar Network seek to build official expertise The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Omidyar Network, an investment firm, announced a partnership to support the roll out of digital identities in Africa. ...

News Flash: UK Explores Digital ID for Teenagers

System would verify age to prevent access to online pornography The UK government is considering introducing a “digital passport” system to help stop teenagers from being exposed to pornography on social media, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. Margot James, ...

News Flash: Internet Accounts Sell For a Few Dollars

Cybersecurity firm outlines widespread availability of compromised usernames and passwords Stolen account details for online entertainment services, such as Netflix and Spotify, are being sold on the black market for less than US$5 an account, according to an investigation ...

eIDAS: a Tool for Liberation which Opens up the future of Global Trade and Mobility

Andrea Servida Head of eGovernment and Trust, European Commission When I think of mobile communications – in particular, of the smartphone – I see a token of freedom.  Having established the Single Market in goods, we are now entering  an era of extraordinary promise in ...

News Flash: Brexit Smartphone App Hits Snag

Report says UK app for checking the identity of EU citizens won’t work on iPhones The UK government plans to launch a smartphone app to enable the 3.5 million EU citizens living in the UK to apply to remain in the country after Brexit. The app users will have to answer three ...

News Flash: IPification Becomes Mobile Connect Compliant

Leading company in Asia for providing Security and Data Backup solutions, Benefit Vantage Limited (BVL), with its mobile authentication solution called IPification, announced that it is now compliant with the GSMA’s Mobile Connect specifications after successfully passing ...