digital ID

Details on Yoti Guardian Council Underline Commitment to Transparency

Details on Yoti Guardian Council Underline Commitment to Transparency

“According to Yoti, the Council was set up to make sure that Yoti’s actions are in keeping with its stated humanitarian principles.” Yoti has once again demonstrated its commitment to ethical best practices in tech. The company has shared some details about its Guardian Council, which is intended to make the company more transparent and…

Socure Looking to Expand its Operations in India

Socure Looking to Expand its Operations in India

Socure is increasing its presence in Chennai, India. The New York-based identity verification startup first opened its Chennai office in 2017, and is looking to double its headcount from 15 to 30 by the end of 2019, before doubling again to 60 by 2021. According to Socure CEO Tom Thimot, the Chennai branch will be…

BioCatch Details Major Identity and Privacy Trends in the Biometrics Industry

BioCatch Details Major Identity and Privacy Trends in the Biometrics Industry

The BioCatch Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer traces the evolution of identity, privacy, and design BioCatch’s Frances Zelazny has shared some insights in a new blog post that looks back at twenty years in the biometrics industry. The company’s Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer specifically focused on identity, privacy, and design, noting how the prevailing…

Canadian Bankers Association Calling for National Digital ID

Canadian Bankers Association Calling for National Digital ID

The Canadian banking sector’s leading business association is calling for the creation of a digital identity system for use in the nation’s financial services. Founded toward the end of 1891, the Canadian Bankers Association is an integral position in the discourse between the country’s banks and government authorities. And it has published a new video…

Newest Yoti Exec to Head Scottish Government Collaboration

Newest Yoti Exec to Head Scottish Government Collaboration

Yoti has a new executive to lead growth in Scotland, and he brings to the team a wealth of experience in public safety. The company’s new Regional Business Growth and Partnerships Executive, Gordon Scobbie, is an ex-cop. He served as Chief Inspector for the Strathclyde Police from 1980 to 2004, and proceeded to hold multiple…

UK Home Office Embracing Biometrics to Know its Travellers

UK Home Office Embracing Biometrics to Know its Travellers

A major new government contract in the UK suggests authorities in the country are moving toward biometrics-driven, mobile-based identity solutions for travellers. The UK Home Office awarded the contract to WorldReach Software, an Ottawa-based firm offering a platform called “Know Your Traveller”. The platform is designed to facilitate remote identity verification through a smartphone app,…

New Partnership Aims to Build Blockchain-Based Identity Platform

New Partnership Aims to Build Blockchain-Based Identity Platform

Two identity-focused tech firms have teamed up to develop a global identity platform based on blockchain technology. One of the firms, Boston-based Distilled Analytics, offers continuous authentication solutions based on end users’ digital activities. The other, Shyft Network, is developing a blockchain-based platform for identity verification. Together, the companies have announced Distilled Identity, a collaboration…

Yoti Publishes Insights From Africa and Southeast Asia Digital Identity Studies

Yoti Publishes Insights From Africa and Southeast Asia Digital Identity Studies

“In Southeast Asia, interview subjects showed an interest in biometric technology for identity verification and preventing fraud, and also pointed out that poor ID management could have serious consequences for individuals’ safety in states where corruption is pronounced.” Yoti is capping off its research project on digital identity in Africa and Southeast Asia with an…

UK Supermarkets to Trial Digital ID App at Self-Service Lanes

UK Supermarkets to Trial Digital ID App at Self-Service Lanes

Two major supermarket chains in the UK are getting ready to trial facial recognition at self-service checkouts in order to do away with manual identity checks for purchases of alcohol and cigarettes. The development represents perhaps the first major real-world test of Yoti, a digital identity app announced just last week. The app is designed…