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Thursday, September 4 • 9:00am - 10:30am
WS2: Mobile, trust and privacy

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More consumers now use their mobiles to go online to access information and services. Mobile plays a central role in driving economic growth and social opportunities. However, it is important that people can interact and access services in a trusted and secure environment that protects their online privacy.
Increasingly, mobile ecosystems acquire consumers’ data by default, while smartphones broadcast data by default. These ‘default’ positions challenge current data protection and privacy legal frameworks, and consumers’ ability to manage their privacy and online identities.
A key ingredient for strengthening trust in a mobile connected world is a user-centred privacy framework that applies to all digital and identity services whether in retail, healthcare, government, banking or any other sector.
The GSMA recently published global research showing trust matters and that mobile users want better transparency and choice over how their personal data are used. They also expect all companies accessing their data to treat their privacy consistently.
This workshop aims to bring together leading representatives from a broad spectrum of stakeholder groups to discuss privacy-related issues and ways to enhance mobile users’ trust.
Questions to address include:
• How can citizens – in both developed and developing countries – benefit from the responsible use of mobile-derived data?
• What are the key emerging issues and challenges of a mobile hyper-connected world?
• How can we ensure secure and trusted identities online?
• eds to be done to ensure consumers are able to access services in private, trusted and secure ways?
• What are the respective roles of law and industry self-regulation in enhancing trust?


Sunil Abraham

Sunil (an Ashoka Fellow) is the executive director of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore/New Delhi. CIS is a 6 year old policy and academic research organisation that focuses on accessibility, access to knowledge, internet governance and  telecommunications. He... Read More →

Titi Akinsanmi

Mrs. Titi Akinsanmi is focussed on technology policy and research in Africa. She holds a Masters in Management from the University of Witswatersrand. Her experience spans both the public and private sectors consulting for a range of international institutions including AfriNIC, t... Read More →

Alexandrine Pirlot de Corbion

Alexandrine Pirlot de Corbion is an Advocacy Officer at Privacy International working across the organisation and the PI network on privacy related issues with a particular focus on communications surveillance with the aim of engaging in advocacy activities at the national, region... Read More →

Pat Walshe

Director of Privacy, GSMA.    Pat is responsible for the GSMA’s work on privacy. Pat is currently working with GSMA members and other key stakeholders to establish dialogue and explore ways to shape—collaboratively and collectively—the way privacy is advanced, managed and... Read More →

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Thursday September 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am EEST
Workshop Room 05 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 3)

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