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Industry views: GDPR one year on

This Saturday the 25th of May marks one year since the launch of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation which introduced new rules for how businesses handle consumer's personal data. We asked MEF Members from across the mobile value chain to share their thoughts on GDPR's first year; how has…
Sam Hill
May 23, 2019
Industry ViewsVAS

Industry Views: A2P SMS & the blockchain startups

A new breed of fintech startups with an innovative business model are attempting to take advantage of customer’s unused, ‘limitless’ text message contracts, leveraging them as an integral part of blockchain ventures, allowing users to essentially resell messages that would be wasted. From one perspective, such services make use of…
Sam Hill
February 6, 2018
EuropePrivacyRegulationSecurity

Industry views: GDPR, are we ready?

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…
Tim Banks
June 22, 2017
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Industry Views: AI, chatbots and banking

Accenture's 2017 Banking Technology Vision report explores the role of AI in banking and customer engagement. It found that 78 per cent of bankers believe AI will revolutionise the way banks gather information and interact with customers. One of the key advantages highlighted was that whilst AI is increasingly automating…
MEF
April 19, 2017
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