Jumio has announced that its Jumio Go identity verification platform will be available for free to organizations that are working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations that qualify for the service include (but are not limited to) healthcare providers, delivery services, and educational institutions.
Those interested in the offer are invited to fill out an online application form, which will allow Jumio to vet the applicants to make sure that they are indeed part of the relief effort. Jumio will then help verified organizations integrate Jumio Go into their existing app or web portal. The offer is good until July 1, though the window could close earlier if the pandemic subsides before that date.
Jumio expects healthcare to be one of the more essential use cases, especially if there is a greater demand for remote health services once hospitals exceed their capacity, as is currently anticipated. Jumio Go is compliant with the latest Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer standards, and a strong identity verification system will allow remote care providers to comply with privacy regulations and prevent the theft of medical information.
The platform will also allow schools and universities to authenticate students taking online exams, while philanthropic organizations – including NGOs and delivery services – will be able to use it to verify the identities of volunteers, employees, and recipients.
Jumio Go is a fully automated onboarding solution. The platform debuted back in October, and utilizes face and document recognition (backed with liveness detection) to match someone’s face to the image on a photo ID.
The company itself indicated that it has made the offer because it is trying to what it can to help combat the pandemic. Its emphasis on digital security echoes the warnings of companies like Invixium, which have stressed that organizations should still maintain strong authentication practices to guard against malicious actors.