New on the MEF Minute
The EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR), is just under one year away and expands the rights of EU citizens around privacy and protection of personal data.
Among other things, it requires that companies maintain adequate data records, disclose data breaches and increase opt-out options. Heavy fines are on the table for companies that do not comply.
We asked MEF members and experts the wider mobile, legal and data industries to give us their thoughts on GDPR readiness, the implications for consumer privacy and whether or not they view the forthcoming legislation as an opportunity. Here’s what they said…
Fraud is a persistent threat to both trust and the sustainability of the enterprise mobile messaging ecosystem which is why the industry is coming together to raise awareness and find solutions.
MEF has today published an update to its Enterprise Mobile Messaging Fraud Framework which helps identify the fraud types affecting all stakeholders in the enterprise mobile messaging value chain, also known as A2P or “Application to Person” messaging, and the measures needed to tackle sharp practices.
In the latest Executive Insights video, supported by Mahindra Comviva, MEF talks to Glyn Povah, founder and director of global product development for Smart Digits at Telefónica. He explains why Telefonica started an new business unit to explore data insights.
In the north of England, they have an expression: ‘where’s there’s muck, there’s brass’. It means you can always turn trash (muck) into money (brass).
Smartphones are not just a part of our lives, they are our lives.
That’s just one of the conclusions reached in Deloitte Africa’s recent consumer survey, Game of Phones.
Here Arun Babu, Partner in the Strategy & Operations practice of Deloitte Consulting in Africa and Telecommunications Leader looks more deeply at the survey results which indicate the primacy of smartphones in one of the world’s most interesting and dynamic markets.