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March 2019 Newsletter

Letter from GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director

March is shaping up to be an exciting month for GlobalPlatform.

We have announced an intent to appoint a strategic director to support the Board of Directors on matters related to IoT, published the agenda for our spring member meetings and published the fall meeting videos from the recent Advisory Council plenary session!

In addition, we have made available two documents for review, and confirmed our attendance at several events around the world.

I hope you enjoy these updates.

Call for Volunteers: Strategic Director Appointment

GlobalPlatform’s Board of Directors is seeking to appoint a member with expertise in IoT deployment to serve as strategic director.

The selected candidate will support the Board, by leading specific initatives, while providing guidance and strategic direction.

For more information on this voluntary strategic director role, visit the member website.

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Rescheduling - Member DTA Webinar

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have rescheduled our Device Trust Architecture (DTA) Webinar.

The webinar will now take place on March 5 at 8:00 AM PST.

Members unable to join the webinar will be able to access a recording of the event, via the member website, shortly afterwards.

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2019: Spring Member Meetings

From April 1-5, we will be hosting our annual spring meetings at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California.

The full agenda includes task force, technical committee and working group meetings as well as a meeting of the Board of Directors.

Please register your attendance for each meeting you plan to attend on the Member website by Friday, 15 March.

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Call for Member Contributions

Members are invited to contribute to an upcoming wearables use case on the GlobalPlatform website.

See examples of previous use cases here and please send suggestions for quotes and content to


Security in Our Connected World 2019

Preparations are well underway for our annual seminar. The event will once again bring together both Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and Secure Element (SE) technologies, alongside their associated business and technical use cases, while exploring their roles in simplifying and securing the rapidly evolving cloud, fog and device ecosystem.

Find out more about speaking and sponsorship opportunities on our blog.

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Fall Meeting Videos

The fall meeting videos from the recent Advisory Council plenary session are now available on the member website.

Find our more about the work undertaken by our task forces and committes, alongside updates from GlobalPlatforms Executive and Technical Directors.

Watch Here

NXP Launches GlobalPlatform-based Solution

NXP’s new GlobalPlatform-based solution, PN81 series, supports and integrates FeliCa, EMVCo and mobile transit MIFARE into a single solution. This allows smartphones and other mobile devices to conveniently bridge mobile payments in Japan – and across borders – while also featuring mobile ticketing, access control, and loyalty programs.

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Technical Documents

New Document Releases

Specifications Under Review

This document defines a mechanism for an application provider to confidentially manage its application.

This new version of the amendment, which includes an updated API, defines:

  • A new confidential key loading scenario
  • A mechanism for applications to request a CASD signature

Member review ends Monday, 18 March 2019.

Membership Review

This document defines an extension of the GlobalPlatform Card Specification to facilitate the deployment of contactless services in a Secure Element, located in a mobile handset.

This new version of the amendment, which comes with an updated API, adds the support for privacy-sensitive applications.

Public review ends Monday, 25 March 2019.

Public Review
Speaking Engagements

Payments Summit

Kevin Gillick will join the 'New Payments Standards and Specifications' session from 9:00 – 10:15 on March 13, 2019 to deliver the presentation 'Strong Authentication, Trusted User Interface and the Future of Secure Payments'.

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IoT Tech Expo Global

Board Director, Jeremy O'Donoghue, will join the panel 'The Fundamentals of IoT Device Management' from 09:50 – 10:30 on April 25, 2019.

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IoT World Santa Clara

Kevin Gillick will join the panel 'The Different Layers and Perspectives of IoT Security' from 12:00 – 12:40 on May 16, 2019.

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