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Industry views: GDPR, are we ready?

By | Europe, Featured Post, Privacy, Regulation, Security

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…

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5 Minutes with… Loviit

By | 5 minutes with, Europe
In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, Marcel Vaschauner, CEO & Founder of Loviit, a mobile payments solution from Buongiorno. What does Loviit do? Loviit is a new solution for mobile payment and financing covering all services around the payment chain, guaranteeing a weekly payout. With only one integration and one agreement our customers have all payment options ready to start...
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The top five EU countries for starting an mHealth business

By | 10 things, Analytics, Europe, Featured Post
As the mobile ecosystem continues to expand to include more and more vertical sectors, healthcare, perhaps more than any other, is emerging as an area that has the potential to deliver the most striking benefits to consumers. Recent research conducted by research2guidance in collaboration with health and IT body HIMSS Europe assessed the market readiness of the 28 EU member states for the adoption of mHealth into patient treatment and...
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What is Two-Factor Authentication? – Mblox

By | Europe, Featured Post, Guest blog, Privacy
The widespread distribution of the internet and mobile devices means that more and more consumers are able to perform transactions, interact with their banks or simply book a holiday online, wherever they are, whenever they want.  As consumers we expect this spontaneity. Simple transactional processes are played out on every device, every day by nearly everybody. Hackers, bots and identity theft sit uncomfortably alongside the increased use and freedom to...
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Carrier Billing: The Price is Right…

By | Europe, Guest blog
Andy Bovingdon VP of Product Marketing at Bango, discusses pricing strategies for app developers considering carrier billing as a payment mechanism, and shares some invaluable learnings based on data and trends from their popular payment platform, to help maximise your app sales. Carrier billing – charging a digital purchase to the phone bill – makes consumers five times more likely to complete an app store purchase than if they used a...
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MEF members meet the startups of tomorrow with Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars

By | Europe, Event, Featured Post, Mobile Money
MEF this week hosted a fintech-focused Innovation Meetup with the Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars, attended by MEF members and invited guests as part of our new and dedicated Innovation Programme. The event showcased the current cohort participating in the Accelerator based at the London Escalator, an open innovation space designed to support start-ups and entrepreneurs. Nine companies (unfortunately the 10th startup was unable to attend) presented a quick-fire pitch about their business to the assembled audience, which...
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MEF Minute Wins A UK Blog Award

By | Europe, Featured Post, Meffys
We don’t often write about ourselves but last week MEF Minute won an award so we thought we’d share the good news! Judged by an expert panel, MEF Minute was shortlisted in two categories in the second annual UK Blog Awards: Best Digital And Technology Blog, where we received Highly Commended status (narrowly losing out to eConsultancy) and Best PR, Marketing and Communications Blog which we won! The UK Blog Awards attracted...
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MEF Meets the members @MWC 2015

By | Europe, Featured Post, MEF Connects MWC, MEFTV, Video
Every year at MWC in Barcelona, we visit as many of our exhibiting members as possible to catch up with their latest news and announcements, get their views on how the mobile ecosystem has evolved in the past year, and where they see it going in the future. This week meet three companies from across our diverse global membership, Perform Group, CLX Networks  and mBlox. Perform Group - Dan Price, Mobile Distribution Director, Africa...
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MEF Meets the members @MWC 2015

By | Europe, Featured Post, MEF Connects MWC, MEFTV, Video
Every year at MWC in Barcelona, we visit as many of our exhibiting members as possible to catch up with their latest news and announcements, get their views on how the mobile ecosystem has evolved in the past year, and where they see it going in the future. We'll be hearing more from them throughout the coming weeks, to kick us off, meet three companies from across our diverse global membership, CM Telecom, Neomobile...
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