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Search API for Algorithmic Validation
of Mobile Device Identifiers

Mobile devices, such as cell phones, connect to their designated networks, like LTE or 5G, through a cellular modem/radio. They gain authorization to send or receive mobile data via a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM). These two crucial components, the cellular radio, and the SIM, possess distinct identifiers: the IMEI and ICCID numbers, respectively.

IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) and ICCID (Integrated Circuit Card Identifier) numbers serve as unique markers for mobile devices. These identifiers are directly linked to individual identities, making them subject to stringent data privacy regulations like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Similar to how MAC addresses are used in traditional IT infrastructure, IMEI and ICCID numbers are employed by network operators and enterprises to manage security and services for customers, employees, and unattended equipment that communicate over wireless WAN (Wide Area Network) connections.

The Spirion Search API Extension is a valuable resource that demonstrates how Spirion’s Search API can be leveraged to create customized algorithmic search parameters for user-defined data types. Through this feature, the custom Search API DLL (Dynamic Link Library) validates potential matches initially identified by pattern-based definitions.

This Extension provides a step-by-step guide on incorporating Luhn validation when configuring IMEI and ICCID searches using Spirion. By following these instructions, you can ensure compliance with data privacy regulations and enhance the security and management of mobile device data.

Spirion Products:
Sensitive Data Manager Only

Required Skills & Technology:
C++ development environment and ability to modify and compile a DLL from the CPP project files.

Released: 11/16/2022

Files:
Spirion_EX_Algorithmic-Validation-Mobile-Device-Identifiers.pdf
SearchICCID.cpp
SearchIMEI.cpp

Spirion Extension