Principles of Mobile Privacy

Principles of Mobile Privacy


The growth of the mobile internet and converged services is creating new challenges. Especially in the use and protection of people’s personal information.

For this reason, our three-week course investigates the current state of mobile privacy. Significantly, highlighting research into consumer attitudes towards their privacy. In addition, examining current and emerging regulations around the world.

Also, the course reviews GSMA’s universal Mobile Privacy Principles and Privacy Design Guidelines for app developers. As well as industry initiatives that give consumers more control over how their information is used.

Course objectives

  • Understand the facets of mobile privacy, data protection and consumer trust.
  • Consider the role of mobile operators, internet content providers and consumers in respecting and protecting the privacy of consumers.
  • Discover how regulation can be applied effectively to protect consumer privacy in a converged world.

Price: £625 per person

20% discount available for GSMA Members when booking ten or more places on a course. We require a minimum of ten participants per company for this group course. Contact our sales team for more information.

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Session 1:

 Background on Privacy and Data Protection
  • The key components of trust in a connected world
  • Consumers’ attitudes towards their privacy
  • The history of privacy and recent developments
  • Key concepts and definitions associated with privacy
  • Key principles of data protection law
  • Personal data and consent
  • Aspects of online and mobile privacy
  • Telecommunications laws: privacy asymmetries
Session 2:

 Security: The Mobile Internet Context
  • Security versus privacy
  • Requirements for ensuring the security and integrity of networks and services
  • The objectives of mobile security
  • Key elements of mobile security management
Privacy: The Mobile Internet Context
  • Privacy in a connected world
  • Mobile privacy context: How data flows globally and is accessed by multiple parties
  • How converging services are impacting privacy policy and regulation
  • Location and traffic data
  • How inconsistencies in regulation are affecting consumers and businesses
Privacy in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data
  • What does IoT mean?
  • Big Data – what is it?
  • Challenges and opportunities of Big Data


Session 3:

 Future-Proofing Privacy in Regulation and Policy
  • How policymakers across the world are rethinking privacy regulation
  • The importance of a risk-based approach when considering new privacy rules
  • EU regulators lead the way towards strengthening data protection
  • Cross-board data flow
  • International regulatory co-operation and enforcement
  • Efforts to promote data anonymisation and pseudonymisation
  • Industry initiatives – addressing privacy, beyond legal compliance
  • Applying ‘Privacy by Design’
 Summary and Conclusions
  • Course wrap-up

Who should attend this course?

  • Individuals who have recently moved into a regulatory position and need to gain a broad understanding of privacy. Along with the impact it has on digital products and services
  • Regulatory or legal professionals who have not previously dealt with privacy issues, but need to quickly gain a solid understanding of the topic in the context of mobile telecoms
  • Entry and mid-level engineering staff who need to understand the policy and regulatory aspects of privacy

The benefits for you and your organisation

  • Learn about the key concepts and definitions associated with privacy and data protection law
  • Understand the requirements for ensuring the security and integrity of networks and services
  • Gain a detailed knowledge of how converging services are impacting privacy policy and regulation
  • Have new insights into how policymakers across the world are rethinking privacy regulation
  • A solid understanding of efforts to promote data anonymisation and pseudonymisation

Course structure and study time?

To begin with, the course consists of four sessions as outlined in the course agenda. So you can work at your own pace, you gain access to all of these sessions at the start of the course. Therefore, making it easy to fit your learning around work, family or personal commitments. While each session uses compelling visuals, clear audio commentary and lots of interactive elements to keep you engaged.

Retaining the knowledge

Also, you can revisit topics at any point to refresh your knowledge. In addition, there is a short, multiple choice quiz, after each session, to make sure you’ve retained the knowledge you learned. In order to move on to the next session, you need to pass this quiz.

Live video chats

During the course, there are four live video chat sessions with the course trainer. So you have the opportunity to ask questions about the content. Additionally, you can ask questions on the course forum. As well as using it to exchange knowledge with other students.

How much time you need

Firstly, to finish the course in four weeks, takes two to three hours of study time per week. Although, you have an additional three weeks to complete it. So the course is open to you for a total of seven weeks. However, if you decide to submit a final project, it is likely to take you four to six hours to put it together. Therefore, you can submit the final project at any point during the seven weeks.

Course completion certificates

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you must do the following. To begin with, view all the course sessions and correctly answer all the multiple choice quiz questions. Then, fill out the course survey to give us feedback on your experience.

The final project

So, you do not have to complete a final project to earn a course completion certificate. Although we strongly encourage you to create one. Since putting together a final project gives you an opportunity to reflect on the principles covered. While helping you discover how they could be applied to your own work. Not only that, but if you submit a final project, the course trainer provides you with valuable feedback. And, after all, this could help you in your day-to-day job.

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