Globe Telecom joins GSMA and leads the participation towards global protection of users from increasing number of digital fraudulent activities and scams. The development from working with GSMA made Globe launch Mobile connect in the Philippines.
This program aims to authenticate, authorize and identify a subscriber accessing content using the security of the mobile device owned and carried by the a user. It enables customers to create and manage a digital universal identity via a single log-in solution and provide safe on-line access to mobile and digital services such as e-commerce, banking, health and digital entertainment, and e-government, via mobile phones. Users are granted an online access anywhere they see the Mobile Go Connect logo.
Glenn Estrella, Vice President for Digital Media at Globe says, “As the mobile ecosystem rapidly expands, consumers are increasingly demanding robust privacy safeguards and personal data protection. With Mobile Connect, Globe is adopting a globally-accepted standard to protect the digital identities of customers from the various cases of cybercrimes via a safe and secure platform. In today’s digital world, this initiative will definitely bring about sustainable and long-lasting impact to the global economy, and we at Globe are very happy to bring this innovation to Filipinos to ease them away from the worries of online fraud.”
The program is evolving to secure authorization of digital transactions and add attributes about the user convenient access to digital services. This functions like Google’s Two-Factor authentication to verify that they have the device with them when accessing a site or an app that can be unlocked with the use of a secret PIN.
“Over the past two years, the industry has come together to simplify consumers’ lives by offering a single, trusted, mobile phone-based authentication solution that respects online privacy and helps to mitigate the vulnerability of online passwords. As Mobile Connect is rolled out globally, mobile operators are fulfilling an important role in the digital identity space, giving users control over their own data and enabling consumers, businesses and governments alike to interact and access online services in a convenient, private, and trusted environment.” Mats Granryd, Director General of GSMA added.
Mobile connect focuses on respecting user’s privacy as it increases convenience and security that are given to the users and online service providers.