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The forgotten personal data threat: HLR lookups

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Telecoms routing specialist Xconnect’s Data Protection Officer Lee Suker discusses the use of Home Location Register (HLR) lookup services describing the opportunity they represent for the industry to improve a multitude of services, and also issuing a warning regarding the little known personal data threat they could pose for businesses and individuals post GDPR.

The Home Location Register is the main database of subscriber information for a mobile network

Cinarra Interview: it’s time for MNOs to monetise their data

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Advertisers are very good at understanding people’s online journeys. But offline? Not so much. Cinnara believes MNOs are sitting on location data that that can fix the problem – and unlock huge revenues. MEF talked to Cinarra’s CEO Sundi Sundaresh…

If data is the new oil, then mobile network operators are sitting on lakes of the stuff.

Your carrier knows your name, address, gender, age and more. It also – crucially – knows where you are and where you’ve been.

MEF Member News, 17th September

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Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news…

Barclays customers can now manage their current accounts from rival providers through its app
Barclays has joined the Open Banking revolution with the launch of a new feature on its banking app that will allow customers to manage multiple current accounts from different providers.

Global Mobile News, 14th September

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week..  Apple unveils new iPhone XS, moves the iPhone away from physical SIMs, 10 critical points from Zuckerberg’s security manifesto, mobile fraud reaches new high in 2018, New Mexico sues mobile app makers over kid privacy concerns and much more.

Apple has updated its iPhone X handset with three more powerful models, two of which are larger than before.


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