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: 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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Digital Identity: Trends and News in China and South East Asia We are living through an exciting time for digital commerce in Asia. According to the Asian Development Bank, e-commerce in Asia as a whole now makes up around a quarter of all a...

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Flash News: New Mobile Verification System Live in the UAE The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has rolled out a system to verify smartphone owners’ identities so they can access basic government services and conduct business transactions in...

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Flash News: Court Curbs India’s ID Programme India’s Supreme Court has upheld the country’s ambitious Aadhaar digital identification programme, but struck down the requirement to link mobile-phone numbers, bank accounts...

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Key Players Gather in Istanbul as Turkey Reaches Commercial Milestone 2018 has been a year in which e-commerce ceased to be an intriguing novelty in advanced economies, and became very much a fact of everyday life on every continent. The Middle Eas...

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Flash News: Jump in Mobile Fraud Attacks The number of mobile fraud attacks worldwide rose 24% year-on-year in the first half of 2018, according to ThreatMetrix’s analysis of the 17.6 billion digital transactions moni...

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Achieving Clarity on the Role of Blockchain in Digital Identity As global commerce moves ever more rapidly online, secure and effective provision of digital identity is becoming the lifeblood of the world economy.  The ability to verify user...

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Flash News: US Mobile Operators Introduce App Log-In Service The four leading mobile operators in the US – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon —demonstrated a single sign-on service for smartphones at the Mobile World Congress ...

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