Yoti has launched a new digital signature solution that revolves around selfie-based identity verification during the signing process. The solution links a given signatory’s selfie image to their digital signature, offering a high level of identity assurance for the transaction.
Key to the eSign with Selfie solution is Yoti’s liveness detection system, MyFace, which is used to verify that each signatory in an online transaction is a real person who is present at their device. The proprietary liveness detection system is entirely passive, requiring no special action from the end user in order to confirm their physical presence at the device being used. What’s more, its capabilities were certified as meeting National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards in third party testing conducted by iBeta.
In addition to liveness detection, the MyFace system also scans for potential presentation attacks, with the ability to detect both printed and digital photos, as well as video recordings and even masks.
“eSign with Selfie provides a high level of confidence and transparency over who is signing a document, whilst offering a faster, more frictionless experience than a separate, full ID verification check,” said Yoti CEO Robin Tombs. “Identity driven signatures through eSign help businesses fight fraud, meet compliance and regulatory requirements, and create more trusted business interactions.”
The e-signature solution’s announcement comes after a busy month for Yoti, which started 2023 with the news that it would provide identity verification services for Konfir, the government-certified Attribute Service Provider to provide employee background check services in the United Kingdom under the country’s Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework (DIATF). That development was later followed by the news that Muzz, a Muslim-focused online dating platform, would use Yoti’s identity verification technology to confirm that its users are who they claim to be.
Beyond identity verification, Yoti has also tailored its biometric technologies to the application of age estimation, and the company announced last month that an upgrade to that particular solution would deliver a 5.1 percent improvement in accuracy across all age ranges, skin tones, and gender categories.