News > EEMA Hosts Inaugural Meeting of Global Alliance for National Mobile Identities at ISSE 2017 in Brussels

BRUSSELS, 4thDECEMBER EEMA, the leading independent not for profit European think tank focussing on identification, authentication, privacy, risk management, cyber security, the Internet of Things and mobile applications, today announced that it has hosted the inaugural meeting of the Global Alliance for National Mobile Identities (GANMI).

GANMI was founded by organisations and companies operating national mobile identities. It aims to converge applicable standards in order to promote global interoperability of public and private digital services, extend supplier choice and reduce risk.

The convening of state operators of mobile eIDs/mobile signatures took place on 14th November at EEMA’s ISSE 2017 conference in Brussels. GANMI members from Austria, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Estonia, Iceland and Norway where in attendance, to present their respective country’s status and plans regarding mobile identity (ID), as well as addressing standards and APIs of mID’s and signatures. Support has also been expressed by Switzerland, Oman, Moldova, Belgium and Israel.

In its first year, GANMI will be chaired by Austria, represented by A-SIT, and co-chaired by Azerbaijan. Founder of B.EST Solutions in Azerbaijan.

GANMI member, Jana Krimpe states: “It’s been a long road to this historical day, and there is still a long journey ahead, from the creation of a single mID standard, to the collaboration with international organisations and global service suppliers, that requires strong authentication and compliance with Know Your Customer principles.”

EEMA is providing organisational support to GANMI and Chair of EEMA, Jon Shamah, states: “’Mobile devices are being increasingly seen as carriers for National Security Credentials – using either primary or derived systems. Derived identity systems offer some mileage, but this needs to be done properly. Standards are not complete and inter-connectivity between schemes is non-existent. This leads to hesitancy in uptake due to adverse risk. The aim of GANMI is to converge the applicable standards to promote global inter-operability, extend supplier choice and reduce risk.”


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