The Identity 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 Identity 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 Identity Global Interest Group goals
  • Help the course of the Identity 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 mobileconnect@gsma.com

Upcoming events

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

Strong Mobile Customer Authentication under PSD2: Comparisons and Cons The new PSD2 regulations will bring about major changes to the digital security landscape. Among the most significant of these will be the requirement to use strong customer auth...

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Mobile Connect for Cross-Border Digital Services: Lessons Learned from The GSMA has released the results of the Mobile Connect and eIDAS implementation pilot. The year-long collaboration brought together several public and private sector organisatio...

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Mobile Authentication: Capitalising on China’s Identity Market China Mobile have firmly established themselves in the digital identity market. The network operator’s identity service, Mobile Authentication, offers a range of authentication...

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Mobile Connect in the GSMA Innovation City @MWC18 Mobile Connect, the mobile industry’s identity solution, will be present at Mobile World Congress’ GSMA Innovation City where attendees will have the opportunity to e...

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Presentations from the Mobile Connect Summit Singapore The Mobile Connect Summit was a forum for all stakeholders engaged with digital identity and  addressed the status of Mobile Connect deployments both globally and in the Asian m...

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Mobile Connect Privacy Principles The Mobile Connect Privacy Principles are intended to guide the use of personal information in Mobile Connect branded services. Mobile Connect enables verified authentication, au...

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CAPS Report on Authentication and Mobile Payments to aid Implementatio With PSD2’s Regulatory Technical Standards now published, the broader financial ecosystem is moving closer towards full-scale implementation of the EU’s revised payment servi...

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MWC18: Operators Poised to make Unique Contribution to Securing Trust As the digital economy grows, and the Internet of Things expands, digital identity authentication will play an increasingly routine role in the lives of billions around the world...

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Securing Trust in India’s Digital Citizenship Jai Rajaraman, Vice President and Global Head of Technology User privacy has been at the forefront of debates over digital identity since their inception.  The case of Aadhaar, ...

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Digital Identity: What to Expect in 2018 2017 was a profoundly important year in digital identity.  The tide turned decisively against usernames and passwords, with more than 86% of consumers expressing doubts over the...

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China Mobile Now Scales up GSMA Mobile Connect for Global Authenticati China Mobile have announced their intention to advance in the digital identity market Sihan Bo Chen, Head of Greater China, GSMA A steady rise in spam and fraudulent activity in ...

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Is Secret Data Trawling a Viable Way to Conduct the Census? Marie Austenaa, Head of Business Development, Identity, GSMA Mobile users are increasingly aware of the myriad possibilities their phones present. Since the arrival of smartphone...

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Mobile Connect at Mobile World Congress 2018 February 26, 2018 The GSMA’s Identity team will be present at this year’s Mobile World Congress 2018, where Mobile Connect, the mobile industry’s identity solution, will be showc...

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MWC18 Seminar: Data Attributes as the New Digital Identity Currency February 26, 2018 During this seminar we will focus on how attributes are becoming the new digital identity currency and how cross border identity transactions will shape ecommerce. A number of di...

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MWC18 Seminar: How are Identity Regulations Shaping the Digital World? February 27, 2018 The seminar will focus on how technology and digital services are increasingly facing new challenges and opportunities to keep pace with today’s digital transformation. During ...

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