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eIDAS Regulation launch event: enabling seamless electronic transactions via electronic identification and authentication

The launch event of the Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services Regulation (eIDAS) was held in Brussels on 14th October 2014. The event was organised by the European Commission (EC) eIDAS Task force, the GSMA and other trade associations (ACSIEL, DTCE ...

GSMA leads Mobile Identity session at ILoveAPIs 2014

The ILoveAPIs 2014 conference, held over three days in San Francisco, attracted an audience of over 1300 delegates from North America keen to hear from speakers from leading brands such as Expedia, EBay, Netflix, Walgreens and more, on the latest in Big Data and APIs. The ...

How a “Mobile first” approach can foster Innovation, Trust and Modernisation of Online Public Services in Europe

The European Commission considers how a “Mobile First” approach can foster Innovation, Trust and Modernisation of Online Public Services in Europe. On 21st May 2014 the European Commission (EC) and ePractice.eu hosted a workshop “Mobile by default? Leveraging ...

Operators’ role in shaping the European regulatory framework for mobile authentication services

Operators’ role in shaping the European regulatory framework for mobile authentication services Following the European Parliament’s recent approval of the EC’s proposed e-Identification, e-Authentication and e-Signature (eIDAS) Regulation, the Porvoo Group, an international ...

Personal Data at Mobile World Congress 2014: Highlights

Mobile World Congress 2014 was bigger than ever with a record-breaking 85,000 attendees from 201 countries. The GSMA Personal Data Programme was involved in many activities across the event – see below for a summary of all highlights from four days.     Leading ...

MWC 2014: Enabling trust and creating value from digital identity

Personal data and digital identity are focus topics at Mobile World Congress 2014. Join the GSMA Personal Data Programme at Congress to learn more about opportunities for service providers, mobile network operators and the mobile ecosystem. If you have any questions in ...

South-Mediterranean: Follow-up on e-signatures seminar

22-23 January 2014, Palau de Pedralbes, Barcelona, Spain: The European Union (EU) is currently revising its legislation around e-signature which should be adopted and published once the Council reaches an agreement, expectedly by summer 2014. Within this context, the EU is ...

South-Mediterranean: First intra-regional e-signatures seminar

  On November 12th we were invited by the European Commission (EC), DG Connect, to present the GSMA Mobile Identity programme at the two-day exploratory seminar on e-signatures for e-business transactions in the South Mediterranean region, hosted in Amman, Jordan. The ...

UK: The marketplace for digital identity is gathering momentum

  Everybody is talking about digital Identity, but many are struggling to explain what it really is. For me it’s all about enabling each of us to make digital transactions, being able to prove who you are in the digital world and take part in the digital economy. ...

Mobile ID Roaming: Federation across networks and borders

  According to Oxford Dictionaries, Federation means “the action of forming states or organizations into a single group with centralized control”. Federation in the context of identity usually means that a single set of identity credentials can be used to access ...

Mobile Identity Global Review 2013: now available for download

  The GSMA developed the Mobile Identity Global Review 2013 for its member community in March this year. The report, so far exclusively open to GSMA members, is now open to all and available as Download from the Resources section of this page. The mobile medium ...

KDDI’s au ID: learning from Japan’s identity experts

  The GSMA Mobile Identity programme recently published its latest in-depth case study on KDDI’s au ID service (see Resources page). With more than 15 million individual au IDs since its launch in May 2010, au ID is arguably the single most successful operator-provided ...

Impressions: World e-ID Congress 2013

  The 2013 World e-ID Congress took place last week in Nice, France. Though the event focused primarily on smart card identity solutions, both mobile and NFC took centre stage this year. The context for many of the sessions was security and cooperation. With revelations ...

Mobile Identity Interest Group Meeting in Finland and Estonia

  On 16th – 19th September, the GSMA Mobile Identity programme held its Global Interest Group meeting, which was held over three days in the two locations of Helsinki, Finland, and Tallinn, Estonia. The event was a large success, with over 60 attendees from member ...

Europe: The Hub of Digital Identity

On the 10th of July 2013 in Rome, at the beating heart of digital Europe, the GSMA participated at the second international identity conference organised by Scoping the Single European Digital Identity Community (SSEDIC). The objective of the event was to provide key ...

Estonian Mobile ID: Driving Today’s e-Services Economy

Today the Mobile Identity Programme publishes its latest in-depth case study on Mobile-ID in Estonia, a mobile signature solution which enables Estonian citizens to conduct a broad range of services and transactions either online or from their mobile. Citizens and residents ...

Mobile Identity: A Regulatory Angle

Mobile identity is at the heart of the digital economy. By helping everyone and everything to get connected securely and conveniently, mobile identity is increasing market digitisation with tremendous socio-economic impacts across different industry verticals ranging from ...

Everything becomes mobile – even identity

The mobile phone has become the Swiss army-knife of the digital era. Calendars, maps and clocks have all become integrated onto the phone, making it the single device for all our needs. Even cameras are feeling the pinch. These multi-purpose digital assistants handle our ...

The Status of Mobile Identity Today

Today we celebrate the launch of our new website to showcase the latest output of the Mobile Identity Programme as well as exciting developments across our global Operator community. This re-launch presents us with the opportunity to sit back and reflect on how far the world ...