We are committed to ensuring the safety of MWC Barcelona attendees, both onsite at the Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc venues and offsite as they visit the city of Barcelona. As part of our overall venue and citywide security plan, we work with the Mossos d´Esquadra to identify and address possible security threats. Collecting attendee identification is one means to enhance our overall security plan and improve attendee security.

No, but we are committed to ensuring the safety of MWC Barcelona attendees. As part of our overall venue and citywide security plan, we work with the Mossos d´Esquadra to identify and address possible security threats. Collecting attendee identification is one means to enhance our overall security plan and improve attendee security.

MWC Barcelona attendees have always been required to present photo identification to verify their identity when they pick up their badge onsite and each time they enter the venue using their printed badge. In 2016, we began recording this information and sharing with the Mossos d´Esquadra to strengthen our overall city and venue security plan.

For 2020, attendees are required to provide their passport or EU National ID card details as part of the registration process; they cannot complete their registration without it. Further, attendees must present their passport or EU National ID cards when collecting their badge onsite and those using a physical badge will also need to present passport or EU National ID cards upon entering the event at access. Photocopies of ID, driving licenses or any other forms of identification will not be accepted.

As part of our overall venue and citywide security plan, we work with the Mossos d´Esquadra to identify and address possible security threats. Collecting attendee identification is one means to enhance our overall security plan and improve attendee security. However, we do not have visibility into the specific actions that the Mossos d´Esquadra may take.

Yes, all attendees are required to provide their passport or EU National ID card details as part of the registration process; they cannot complete their registration without it. Further, attendees must present their passport or EU National ID cards when collecting their badge onsite and those using a physical badge will also need to present passportor EU National ID cards upon entering the event at access. Photocopies of ID, driving licenses or any other forms of identification will not be accepted.

For 2020, attendees are required to provide their passport or EU National ID card details as part of the registration process; they cannot complete their registration without it. Further, attendees must present their passport or EU National ID cards when collecting their badge onsite and upon entering the event at access. Photocopies of ID, driving licenses or any other forms of identification will not be accepted. Attendees who refuse to provide their identification will not be able to collect their badge and will not be able to enter MWC Barcelona.

The process is fully secured and data transmitted to the security services is always encrypted.

We collect this data via two methods – manual input by the attendee into the registration website or via a scan of their MRZ (Machine-Readable Zone) code on their passport or their EU National ID Card. In either case, the data is encrypted and securely transferred to a server and will only be retained for the period leading up to, onsite and shortly after MWC Barcelona. Attendees are required to provide this information as part of the registration process prior to arriving at MWC Barcelona; for those registering onsite, it is mandatory that they provide this in person in order to complete the registration process and collect their printed badge.

We utilise industry-recognised encryption within the systems that collect personal data. Additionally, the GSMA and Fira have commissioned a third-party penetration test and systems audit to ensure the security of personal information.

Yes, the data is collected by our approved registration vendor and the collection criteria is coordinated by the local law enforcement authorities.

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