Why are you collecting attendee ID?
We are committed to ensuring the safety of Mobile World Congress attendees, both at the venue (Fira Gran Via) 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.
Is ID collection something new?
No, ID collection was introduced at MWC16 to ensure the safety of MWC attendees.
How are you collecting ID information?
ID information is collected from the scanned image that you have uploaded into your registration account. The data is extracted from the MRZ code on your passport or EU national ID card. This data is encrypted and securely transferred to a server and will only be retained for the period prior to, during and shortly after the event – unless you have given us your explicit consent to retain this information for future events.
All attendees are required to provide this information prior to arrival at the venue.
Why are you asking if I want to retain my data?
By opting to retain your ID information, if you return to the event the following year, this information will already be in your account making it quicker and easier to complete future registrations.
How can you ensure the security of my personal data?
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.