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March 2018 Newsletter

Letter from GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director

Over the last few months we have been keeping you informed about updates to GlobalPlatform’s visual identity, including a new logo and color scheme. As you may have noticed in February, we also launched the new GlobalPlatform newsletter -and that is not all we have been busy working on! Our new public website will go live in the Spring, so please look out for further announcements.

Please note, event discounts and offers are included at the bottom of the newsletter. The discount codes are available on the members-only website here.

We are also excited to announce that GlobalPlatform’s annual seminar will take place in Shanghai in September. The theme this year is ‘Security in our Connected World’ and for the first time it will cover all GlobalPlatform technologies, including TEE, SE and RoT. We are holding an open call for speakers, so if you would like to make a submission please find further details below.

Finally, I am looking forward to seeing you all in San Diego next month for our all-member meeting week. If you haven’t registered your attendance yet, please remember to do so by Friday 30 March.

With kind regards,
Kevin Gillick

GlobalPlatform invites you to speak at our Shanghai event 'Security in our Connected World'

Following the success of our 2017 seminar in Beijing, we are pleased to announce that in September we are hosting the annual seminar in Shanghai: Security in our Connected World.

The exact date will be announced soon, and we are excited to make this year bigger and better than ever. We encourage members to share their expertise by presenting at the event.

This year will bring together Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), Secure Element (SE) and Root of Trust (RoT) technologies and their associated business and technical use cases, to explore more deeply the need for security in our connected world. We welcome your contributions in one or more of the following tracks:

  • Industrial IoT
  • Consumer IoT
  • Identification and authentication
  • Device trust
  • Payment and value-added services
  • Premium content protection and digital rights management (DRM)
  • Certification

If you are interested in making a submission, either on behalf of your company or as an individual speaker, please send a brief presentation title and synopsis in English-language only before Friday 20 April 2018.


Secure Technology Alliance white paper 'Contactless Payments: Proposed Implementation Recommendations'

GlobalPlatform industry partner the Secure Technology Alliance has released a new white paper providing recommendations and best practices for implementing fast, convenient contactless payments in the US.

The white paper addresses consumer demand for faster payments and provides recommendations for merchants, issuers and processors on how to successfully implement, accept and process contactless EMV payments.


Register now: Spring Member Meeting Week, 16-20 April 2018 in San Diego

For members wishing to attend our all-member meeting week, please remember to register your attendance on the members-only website by Friday 30 March.

We are also looking for contributions to our IoT Workshop, which will take place the morning of Tuesday 17 April. We are accepting contributions from members and non-members so we encourage proposals from your partners and customers, including:

  • IoT cloud providers
  • Gateway vendors
  • IoT thing vendors
  • Relevant standardization bodies (oneM2M, TCG, etc.)

Please send proposals directly to me.


The Car Connectivity Consortium Achieves Milestone in Delivering Smart Phone as a Car Key Solution

Congratulations to our industry partner, The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), on the completion of phase one of its Digital Key specification.

The new document leverages existing standards-based interoperable technologies, including GlobalPlatform’s, and supports the secure transfer of digital keys amongst drivers and devices, enabling new use cases that will expand privacy and flexibility. The phase one specification is currently undergoing final member review and will be made available to all CCC members in the coming months.

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UL releases functional consumer eUICC and eUICC profile compliance test suites qualified by GlobalPlatform

GlobalPlatform member UL has announced that its functional consumer eUICC and eUICC profile compliance test suites are now officially qualified by GlobalPlatform.

Any eUICC manufacturer and MNO that uses embedded SIMs can use these test suites to deliver or confirm GlobalPlatform qualification for Consumer RSP eUICCs, allowing them to achieve faster time to market for their IoT solutions.

To find out more about the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program please visit the public website.

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Technical Documents

Specifications Under Review

This update of the Secure Element Configuration references the latest version of the Common Implementation Configuration and updated Amendments and adds references to new Amendments.

The document is now available for member review.

Please provide your comments in the form available and send to by Monday 2 April 2018.

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In addition to a series of minor clarifications, this update of the Common Implementation Configuration references the latest versions of updated Amendments and adds references to new Amendments.

The document is now available for member review.

Please provide your comments in the form available and send to by Monday 2 April 2018.

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This version of Amendment F adds a new variant for Secure Channel Protocol '11'. It is named SCP11c and uses ephemeral keys only on the off-card side. This mechanismallows off-line creation of card management scripts. In addition, the usage of the same key pairs and certificates for groups of cards enables such scripts to be processed by the whole group.

Please provide your comments in the form available and send to by Thursday 5 April 2018.

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Speaking Engagements

IoT Payments World, Berlin

GlobalPlatform Board member, Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze will deliver a presentation on ‘Standardized on-device NFC Technology for Secure Mobile Payments. Keep an eye out for further details on the GlobalPlatform website.

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STA Payments Summit, Orlando

I will deliver a presentation on the ‘Management of Multiple Contactless Services on NFC Devices’ on Wednesday 28 March.

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connect: ID, Washington DC

I will also deliver a presentation on ‘Securing the IoT Landscape’ at 2:45pm on Wednesday 2 May.

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