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Yoti Approved for Online Age Verification in Germany

Yoti Approved for Online Age Verification in Germany

Yoti is now an approved form of age verification for age-restricted sites in Germany. The news comes courtesy of the German Association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Digital Media service providers (FSM), which is an established self-regulatory organization that oversees telemedia in the country. The certification specifically concerns Yoti Age Scan and Yoti’s Digital ID app, which…

Yoti to Verify Child Trust Fund Beneficiaries’ IDs

Yoti to Verify Child Trust Fund Beneficiaries’ IDs

OneFamily has announced that Child Trust Fund beneficiaries will be able to use the Yoti app to prove their identity when claiming their accounts. The trust funds in question were introduced as part of a 2005 UK initiative to encourage families to save money for their children, which created a trust fund for every child…

Yoti’s Identity Tech Satisfies HIPAA Security and Privacy Requirements

Yoti’s Identity Tech Satisfies HIPAA Security and Privacy Requirements

An independent auditor has evaluated Yoti’s identity technology and determined that it satisfies HIPAA’s security and privacy requirements. The assessment should clear the way for healthcare organizations that are looking to streamline their operations with digital identities. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was initially passed in 1996, and establishes strict guidelines for…

Yoti Provides Digital Identity Services for Co-op

Yoti Provides Digital Identity Services for Co-op

Yoti will be providing biometric onboarding services for Co-op’s community support program. The cooperative organization is one of the UK’s biggest food retailers with more than 2,500 locations across the country, and also offers insurance, legal advice, and other services to its customers. The partnership with Yoti specifically concerns Co-op’s community co-operate platform, which consolidates…

Yoti Postpones this Year’s Digital Identity Fellowships

Yoti Postpones this Year’s Digital Identity Fellowships

Yoti has officially delayed the 2020 iteration of its Digital Identity Fellowship Programme. The inaugural Programme was launched in April of 2019, leading to a cohort of three fellows selected from a pool of more than 120 applicants from upwards of 30 different countries. The Fellowship Programme was set up to provide a grassroots perspective…

Yoti Touts System for Sharing of COVID-19 Test Credentials

Yoti Touts System for Sharing of COVID-19 Test Credentials

Digital identity specialist Yoti has announced the development of a new privacy-focused solution for the sharing of COVID-19 test credentials that uses biometrics and anti-spoofing technology. Yoti’s solution allows health organisations to issue, update and revoke trusted health credentials to an individual’s Yoti app using its secure platform, enabling them to share data with privacy…

Yoti Explains GPG 45’s Guidelines for Identity Checking

Yoti Explains GPG 45’s Guidelines for Identity Checking

Yoti has released a brief primer about the UK’s Good Practice Guide 45 (GPG 45). The country’s Government Digital Services (GDS) drafted a series of GPG 45 revisions at the tail end of 2019, and is now preparing to publish the updated version of the standard.     GPG 45 is intended as a guide for…

BBC Doc Uses Yoti Age Estimation to Spotlight Underage Nudes Issue on Social Media

BBC Doc Uses Yoti Age Estimation to Spotlight Underage Nudes Issue on Social Media

Yoti‘s age estimation technology has been used in a new BBC exposé on the prominence of underage pornographic content on social media platforms. Titled “Nudes4Sale” and helmed by BBC reporter Ellie Flynn, the documentary explores the trend of teenagers selling nude photos online using the hashtag #Nudes4Sale. To that end, Yoti’s technology was used to…

Yoti Provides Secure Digital IDs for NHS Employees

Yoti Provides Secure Digital IDs for NHS Employees

NHS England and NHS Improvement have started issuing digital ID cards with help from Yoti. The new cards allow NHS employees to store their NHS ID on their smartphone. The digital IDs are being introduced in an effort to streamline onboarding and identification processes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The contactless app allows employees to share…

Yoti Highlights Public Health Benefits of Contactless IDs

Yoti Highlights Public Health Benefits of Contactless IDs

Yoti is highlighting the utility of its contactless age verification solution in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company notes that its digital IDs allow convenience store employees to conduct age checks without ever handling someone else’s physical ID card, making it a more sanitary option that can help stop the spread of the…

Yoti Launches New Humanitarian Tech Support Programme

Yoti Launches New Humanitarian Tech Support Programme

Yoti is once again trying to use its technology for good with the launch of a new Humanitarian Tech Support Programme. Through the Programme, Yoti will lend its expertise to humanitarian organizations to enable them to develop and deploy technology solutions that better meet the needs of the people they are trying to help.  The…

Yoti Fellowship Examines Lack of Awareness of South Africa’s National ID Program

Yoti Fellowship Examines Lack of Awareness of South Africa’s National ID Program

Yoti Digital Identity Fellow Tshepo Magoma has issued his second field diary from South Africa. Magoma was one of three Fellows selected through Yoti’s new Fellowship Programme, through which he is examining the human rights implications of South Africa’s national Smart ID initiative. His first dispatch came in November, and detailed the scope and goals…

Yoti Partners with Native to Stop Ticket Resellers with Sigma Concert Tour

Yoti Partners with Native to Stop Ticket Resellers with Sigma Concert Tour

Yoti is getting into the concert business through its partnership with Native. Native is an app that makes concert and event tickets more readily available to students, and it is teaming up with Yoti to promote a British tour featuring the DJ duo Sigma. While Sigma is the headlining act, the tour itself is set…

Yoti and LedgerState Showcase Digital IDs at Concordia Summit

Yoti and LedgerState Showcase Digital IDs at Concordia Summit

Yoti and LedgerState recently paid a visit to the Concordia Summit at the UN Assembly in New York to showcase a new digital identity solution designed for governments and developing economies. The solution blends Yoti’s Doc Scan identity and document verification platform with LedgerState’s blockchain tech to deliver a secure, decentralized form of identity. According…

Yoti Helps Working Parents Find Verified Student Nannies

Yoti Helps Working Parents Find Verified Student Nannies

Another digital service is making use of Yoti’s secure identity verification technology. Student Nannies is a site that connects students looking for extra work to working parents looking for affordable childcare. The site allows the students to sign up for free and set their rates and availability, and allows busy parents to select a babysitter…

Partnerships Aplenty in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Partnerships Aplenty in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

This week’s top stories on Mobile ID World are all about partnerships. The first is a bit of an unwitting one. In addition to launch a slate of new devices, Apple announced this month that it had upgraded its iOS mobile operating system to support both read and write NFC communications, opening the door for…

Yoti Expands Reach Through ForgeRock Partnership

Yoti Expands Reach Through ForgeRock Partnership

Yoti is expanding its reach through a new partnership with ForgeRock. Specifically, the digital identity specialist has announced that it has developed a marketplace app for ForgeRock’s open source BackStage platform. The new app is compatible with the Forgerock Access Manager, and will make it much easier for other ForgeRock users to integrate Yoti’s secure…

Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

There’s a pretty wide range of coverage on Mobile ID World, given the growing vastness of the mobile identity ecosystem; and a given week’s top stories generally reflect that diversity. This week was a bit different, though. Apple unveiled its latest lineup of gadgets. It’s a yearly tradition that always garners a lot of attention,…

Yoti Teams with DateID to Boost Trust in Online Dating

Yoti Teams with DateID to Boost Trust in Online Dating

Yoti is teaming with DateID to make online dating safer for people of all ages. DateID was created to address the fact that a full 50 percent of online daters do not trust the information they read in other user profiles on most dating apps. In that regard, the two companies note that it is…

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