Yoti approved to commence accreditation as a private digital identity provider under the Australian Government’s Trusted Digital Identity Framework
October 18, 2021
We have now been approved to commence accreditation as an identity provider under the Australian Government’s Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF). The stringent accreditation process has already begun to validate the Yoti app and embedded ID verification platform under the TDIF accreditation standards. Accreditation will enable us to perform digital identity transactions to relying parties [...]
In response to the ICO’s opinion on Age Assurance for the Children’s Code
October 14, 2021
The Age Appropriate Design Code is a statutory data protection code of practice from the ICO that applies to providers of Information Society Services that are likely to be accessed by children, such as apps, online games, and web and social media sites. The ICO released an Opinion that looks at how age assurance can [...]
Group of teenagers using their phones safely after completing online age verification
Online age verification: a new era
October 6, 2021
For years, businesses delivering age-restricted services online have gotten away with hiding behind a tick box. But it seems that governments are waking up to the dangers caused by exposing minors to age-restricted content. New legislation is starting to enforce more stringent online age verification measures across social media, dating, gaming and adult content sites. [...]
Over 85,000 downloads for Yoti and EasyID apps in September
Big first steps for Post Office EasyID and Yoti creating the UK’s trusted identity network
October 5, 2021
It’s only been a month or so since the Post Office EasyID joined the Yoti ID app here in the UK and we’re delighted to share the progress we’ve made on our mission to build the UK’s trusted identity network.    Over 85,000 people downloaded the Yoti or EasyID app to join our UK network [...]
Post Office PASS card
Introducing the Post Office PASS card: the affordable way to prove your age
September 22, 2021
People need cheaper, safer ways to prove who they are. Shockingly, 93 per cent of 16-34-year-olds take their important ID documents out with them every day, with only a minority keeping them safe and sound at home. It’s not convenient or safe to carry your passport or driving licence every day just to prove your [...]
Yoti partners with Swotties
Swotties uses Yoti digital ID to verify the identity of online tutors
August 24, 2021
Yoti has partnered with Swotties to make sure that children can access safe and secure online tutoring.   Swotties: connecting families with inspiring university students Swotties is an online tutoring platform on a mission to provide more affordable and accessible tutoring services for families in the UK. They connect children and parents with university students [...]
Example of EasyID being used on a mobile phone. Screen shows the app's homepage.
Launching Post Office EasyID: a smarter way to prove who you are in store and online
August 20, 2021
We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Post Office EasyID app. As the name suggests, it’s your ID made easy and puts your valuable personal data on your phone and under your control. It’s free, smarter than your regular ID and lets you conveniently prove your identity in person and online, with [...]
Woman using Yoti's age estimation solution at the self checkout in a supermarket
Age verification: the solution to buying age-restricted products in supermarkets
August 19, 2021
Supermarkets as we know them today are vastly different from the ones we were used to twenty years ago. Doing the weekly shop is quicker and easier thanks to supermarkets implementing technological solutions like scan-as-you-shop and self-checkout terminals. Shoppers are becoming increasingly independent, but how can supermarkets assure that their customers are old enough to [...]
Digital hiring taking place from a home office
Digital hiring vs in-person hiring: a post-pandemic conundrum
July 27, 2021
Lord Holmes, life peer in the House of Lords and dedicated advocate for the power of technology, talks about the change in right to work checks as set out by the Home Office. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, digital hiring became more widely adopted following the temporary decision to allow digital right-to-work checks. [...]
Romance fraud imagery
Romance fraud: how to tell if your being scammed with Yoti peer-to-peer checks
July 26, 2021
In 2020, there were over 270 million online dating users and 2.89 billion users of social media. People have been seeking virtual social and romantic relationships more than ever before, with dating sites seeing huge increases in platform usage following the enforcement of national lockdowns. But if you have ever made one of these accounts, [...]