Yoti has started down the path toward becoming a government-accredited, official ID app in Australia.
The company has announced that it has received the green light from government authorities in the country to embark upon the accreditation process under the government’s Trusted Digital Identity Framework. Digital Transformation Agency officials have already begun assessing Yoti’s app and ID verification platform against TDIF standards.
Successful accreditation will mean that Australians will ultimately be able to use the Yoti app as a form of official ID in the country. Enrollment is as simple as uploading a selfie and pictures of their physical identity documents, with Yoti’s solution using facial recognition to match them and thereby verify end user identity.
Registered users will then get to enjoy the convenience of Yoti’s digital ID app, along with the added privacy protection of being able to share only the information required for a given context, rather than a full suite of identity information.
The TDIF accreditation process will assess Yoti’s app with respect to a number of parameters including privacy protection, anti-fraud security, risk management, and accessibility. Accreditation itself will entail annual assessments of the app by government officials.
“Yoti is both proud and excited to begin its accreditation under the TDIF, and we look forward to working closely with the team at the DTA,” said Yoti Australia Regional Director Darren Pollard. “We are confident that the global Yoti digital identity platform will meet the requirements of the TDIF. Many private and government organisations around the world have already put their trust in Yoti for digital identity proofing and we wholeheartedly support the approach by the Australian government to create a national framework for digital identity providers to ensure public confidence.”
On that note, Yoti announced back in May of this year that it had partnered with eftpos and Retail Drinks Australia, an industry association, to enable Australians to discreetly prove their age when ordering alcohol online via eftpos’s ConnectID platform.