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.

Presentations from M360 Series – Russia & CIS The 2018 GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Russia & CIS was a regionally-focused event drawing on global case studies for senior-level leaders from government & regulatory bodi...

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Presentations: Delivering Commercial Success Through Identity Services The GSMA Identity recently partnered with Turkcell to co-host an event in Istanbul which explored Turkey’s journey towards becoming the first Mobile Connect commercially su...

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Mobile Connect Workshop Presentations at MWCA Identity Seminar The seminar Mobile Connect Seminar: Reducing Fraud through Secure Authentication and ID Verification Services, brought together h wider mobile ecosystem aiming to prevent fraud b...

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Mobile Connect Workshop Presentation at Mobile 360 Digital Societies i The Mobile Connect workshop: Delivering commercial success through identity services attendees had the opportunity to learn the value and commercial scalability of mobile-based ...

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Distributed Ledger Technology, Blockchains and Identity: A Regulatory This paper provides an overview of the relevant regulations for the use of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and blockchains for digital identity. Digital identity is the bas...

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Digital Identity: Global Trends and Highlights from the United States Mobile internet traffic now accounts for more than half of all global online traffic, reaching 51.2% of the world’s total this year. There are now 8.8 billion mobile connection...

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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 ov...

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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 ce...

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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 in...

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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 exp...

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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, ...

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eIDAS: a Tool for Liberation which Opens up the future of Global Trade 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.  Havin...

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Identity at MWC19 Barcelona February 25, 2019 Discover the latest innovations, market developments and business strategies in digital identity at MWC19 Barcelona. More details to follow. Register for MWC19 Barcelona...

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MWC19 Seminar – Mobile Connect: The rise of Digital Identity February 25, 2019 This seminar will focus on the consolidation and growth of Mobile Connect as a successful identity service offered by the mobile operators around the globe. The seminar will c...

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MWC19 Seminar – The Future of Digital Identity: From Revolutiona February 26, 2019 It’s been a tempestuous year in digital identity with major breaches hitting the press on an almost weekly basis. This seminar will look at some of the latest research in use...

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