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.

Presentation: Identity Hangout Delivering Identity Services The first Identity Hangout: Delivering Identity Services on 5 December explored the value and commercial scalability of mobile-based identity services. The online event was targ...

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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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Operators are Primed to Enable the Transition between Analogue and Dig Rikard Strid, CEO, Clayster Having worked alongside mobile network operators for many years, it is increasingly clear that they will play an increasingly vital role in the identi...

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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...

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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 b...

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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...

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Growing Pace of Identity Services in t 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, th...

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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 econom...

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Identity at MWC19 Barcelona February 25, 2019 Identity is the bedrock on which all digital services depend and as such is central to this year’s Mobile World Congress. We invite you to join our events in Barcelona to h...

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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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Identity Hangout March 21, 2019 Join the second Identity Hangout to hear what’s new on the identity space. The GSMA Identity team will be joined by Andrew Tobin from Evernym to talk about this as well as disc...

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