ITU Blog: Telco security collaboration – the tide that raises all ships

European telecommunications operators, despite being fierce competitors in some markets, share a spirit of trust and collaboration in their approach to information security, a spirit of essential importance in making a stand against cybercrime. This spirit of trust and collaboration…

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Press Release: Managing the regulatory environment and consumer protection – latest reports from ITU Focus Group on Digital Financial Services

Further clarification to help drive development of international framework for regulators, operators and providers in the telecom and financial services sectors Geneva, 12 July 2016 – The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Focus Group on Digital Financial Services has published two…

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Enter the 2016 #speakstandards video competition!

The 2016 #speakstandards video competition will imagine a world without international standards, demonstrating how difficult life would be without trusted standards for quality, safety, compatibility and more. Contestants are asked to think of one example of something that would not…

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ITU Blog: The foundation of India’s new digital payments platform

India’s government launched its “Unified Payment Interface” in April to bring basic financial services to Indian citizens using mobile-wireless technology. This would not have been possible without Aadhaar. India’s biometric ID programme began in September 2010. Named Aadhaar after the…

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ITU Blog: Are ICTs deserving of our trust?

To what extent are we willing to trust that data will be used for the purposes expressed by data custodians? How do we decide whether an information and communication technology (ICT) resource performs its function reliably enough to be deserving…

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Press Release: Reaching the world’s two billion unbanked: ITU Focus Group makes steady progress

Group shares initial findings from Digital Financial Services Ecosystem and Consumer Experience and Protection working groups Geneva, 16 June 2016 – Today the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Focus Group on Digital Financial Services has published the first of a series of…

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