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GlobalPlatform Launches China Task Force

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GlobalPlatform Launches China Task Force
New group gives Chinese members a forum to outline regional requirements to advance GlobalPlatform’s Specifications

05 December – GlobalPlatform has launched a China Task Force (CTF) to give Chinese members, and all GlobalPlatform members with business interests in China, a dedicated platform to identify and agree on requirements from the region and work directly with Chinese industry and standards associations. The group will share its insights with GlobalPlatform’s technical committees to ensure that the organization’s specifications continue to evolve in line with the needs of this market.

“The task force will promote secure chip technology adoption for the protection of sensitive digital services across sectors including mobile, the internet of things (IoT), identity and premium content among others,” comments Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform. “A program of meetings and workshops, local language documents and promotional materials, and the definition of region-specific use cases will support this goal.”

Vicky Guo, China Academy of Information and Communication Technology (CAICT), has been appointed Chair of this group. She combines 11 years of experience in the mobile security industry, focusing on Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) architecture and technology, with experience of writing standards for the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA).

“It is a great honor to chair this task force and represent GlobalPlatform’s Chinese Membership,” comments Vicky. “GlobalPlatform’s Secure Element (SE) and TEE Specifications are at the forefront of trusted end-to-end service deployment and application management globally. I look forward to working with my colleagues within this forum to support the continued evolution of these standards and driving further adoption in China.”

An influential and experienced group of Vice-Chairs have also been appointed to support the CTF. Alibaba’s Fang Qiang will be the group’s third party payment and internal ecosystem services expert, and Victor An of DPLS Labs will lend his specialist insight into banking and finance. Xinmiao Chang of Huawei’s specialism is TEE, SE and emerging technologies, while Michael Lu of Trustonic will bring his expertise in premium content and digital rights management (DRM).

“There is a huge appetite for standardization in areas relating to GlobalPlatform technologies in China,” adds Kevin Gillick. “As such, the group will bring value beyond our Chinese membership; many, if not all, GlobalPlatform Members have an interest in the Chinese market so the benefits of this activity will be far reaching. The CTF has been created on the back of exceptional growth in numbers of, and engagement from, members in China and will provide a valuable platform to further membership growth in the region. Undoubtedly, the group, reflecting requirements from the Chinese market, will help drive innovation across our technologies.”

Interested in contributing to the work of the task force? Visit the website to find out more.

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About GlobalPlatform

GlobalPlatform defines and develops specifications to facilitate the secure deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology. Its standardized infrastructure empowers service providers to develop services once and deploy across different markets, devices and channels. GlobalPlatform’s security and privacy parameters enable dynamic combinations of secure and non-secure services from multiple providers on the same device, providing a foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships. 

GlobalPlatform is the international industry standard for trusted end-to-end secure deployment and management solutions. The technology’s widespread global adoption across finance, mobile/telecom, government, healthcare, retail and transit sectors delivers cost and time-to-market efficiencies to all. GlobalPlatform supports the long-term interoperability and scalability of application deployment and management through its secure chip technology open compliance program.

As a non-profit, member-driven association, GlobalPlatform has cross-market representation from all continents. 120+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces. For more information on GlobalPlatform membership visit www.globalplatform.org

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