Yoti has announced that it will be offering its digital identity verification services for free to any public health organizations, emergency services and community initiatives that are helping in the fight against COVID-19.
Yoti’s digital identity app, which leverages facial recognition and document reading for user authentication, has always been offered for free to eligible charities and nonprofit organisations, however now the scope of organizations that qualify for free use of the app has been expanded for three months in the face of the pandemic crisis that has swept across the globe.
“We want to help organisations under immense pressure to verify or authenticate staff, suppliers and individuals in a secure, private and scalable way,” wrote Yoti CEO Robin Tombs in a statement on the company’s website.
Yoti’s identity verification system is built on government-grade levels of security to ensure data privacy is maintained at high integrity levels.
The Yoti app provides users with a reusable digital ID that can be used via their smartphone, and boasts more than 6 million global downloads with over 60,000 installs each month in the UK.
“Embracing digital IDs could be hugely beneficial in many aspects of the economy right now, such as in supermarkets where retail staff face possible contagion from stockpiling shoppers,” said Tombs in the statement. “Replacing paper and plastic identity documents with a contactless ID would minimise physical contact and risk.”
Tombs notes that Yoti’s technical support team is on hand to help any interested organizations get up and running with their services as quickly as possible. To get started, they can contact Yoti’s team at email@example.com.
March 24, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis