Principles of Mobile Privacy

Course Content

Course Overview

The growth of the mobile internet and converged services is creating new challenges related to the use and protection of people’s personal information. This course investigates the current state of mobile privacy, highlights research into consumer attitudes towards their privacy and examines current and emerging regulations around the world. The course also reviews the GSMA’s universal Mobile Privacy Principles, Privacy Design Guidelines for app developers and industry initiatives that give consumers more control over how their information is used.

Course Objectives

• Understand the facets of mobile privacy, data protection and consumer trust.
• Consider the role of mobile operators, internet content providers and consumers in respecting and protecting the privacy of consumers.
• Discover how regulation can be applied effectively to protect consumer privacy in a converged world.

Course Completion Certificates

All of our courses are certified by the UK Telecoms Academy (UKTA) and can be used as evidence of professional development.

To qualify for a course completion certificate, students need to view all the course sessions and complete a short final project. Students are also strongly encouraged to take part in weekly live chat sessions and to discuss the course content on the Course Forum.

Principles of Mobile Privacy Session 1

Data Protection

Principles of Mobile Privacy Session 2

Privacy in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data

Principles of Mobile Privacy Session 3

Future-proofing Privacy in Regulation and Policy


Course Forum

This forum is restricted to members of the associated course(s).

This forum is restricted to members of the associated course(s).

This forum is restricted to members of the associated course(s).

Course Duration
4 weeks
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Course Leader
Jade Nester
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As a Senior Policy Manager at GSMA, Jade focuses on privacy and data protection, focusing particularly on privacy issues related to cross-border data transfers, big data, the Internet of Things, and children’s privacy. Prior to joining GSMA, Jade advised clients on compliance with privacy and data protection laws and regulations at the London office of Promontory Financial Group. Jade served as Senior Advisor for Internet Policy at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration/U.S. Department of Commerce. Jade previously served as Director of Internet Public Policy at the State Department and as head of the U.S. delegation to the OECD’s working party on information security and privacy. Jade has a bachelor of arts degree in history, with honors, from The George Washington University, and a juris doctor degree and certificate in international and comparative law from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

Course Moderator
Orla Ryan
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With over 15 years working at the GSMA, Orla has worked in many different areas including member working groups, event management and now with Capacity Building as Engagement Manager. Orla holds a diploma in Business and Languages, Public Relations and has most recently been studying cyber psychology.