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Thoughts from our CEO

In this blog series, our CEO Robin Tombs will be sharing his experience, whilst focusing on major themes, news and issues in the world of identity verification and age assurance. This month, Robin gives a summary of recent age verification events, the growing threat of AI voice cloning scams and how Digital IDs can protect you from online scams.    Summary of age verification events The last few months have been a really busy time in the age verification world. Here’s a snapshot of some of the key events from the last 10 weeks: 11 March – the US Court

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Making age checks inclusive

In today’s world, we can access a range of goods, services and experiences online. As a result, regulations are being passed across the globe to ensure that young people safely navigate the digital world. From the UK’s Online Safety Act to age verification laws in the US, platforms are being required to check the ages of their users. To do this effectively, the age assurance methods offered must be inclusive and accessible to as many people as possible.   Why can’t businesses just use ID documents? Most people tend to think of age assurance as checking a person’s age

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How age assurance builds trust and safety on gaming platforms

There is a growing agreement that more needs to be done to improve online safety. Regulators around the world are introducing new laws to make the digital world safer and ensure young people have an age-appropriate experience online.  With legislation such as the Age Appropriate Design Code, the UK’s Online Safety Act, and the EU’s Digital Services Act reshaping the industry, gaming companies are facing a new era of accountability and responsibility. From implementing age assurance measures to ensuring age-appropriate content and experiences, gaming companies must navigate the regulatory landscape while prioritising user safety and privacy.  This blog explores some

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Protect yourself with peer-to-peer checks

Identity-related fraud is huge. Both in the real world but more so online where it’s easy to hide behind a fake unchecked profile. Most platforms don’t want to add friction into their onboarding journeys in fear that people will migrate to another site.  A Which? survey of 1,300 buyers found a whopping 32% had been scammed on second hand marketplaces in the last two years. Whether someone is trying to sell stolen goods, committing romance scams, catfishing, or advertising property rentals that don’t exist, there are a whole host of fraud-related crimes and identity is often at the centre

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Preparing for the EU’s new AI Act

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing our world at a speed that, just a decade ago, we never could’ve anticipated. As AI finds its way into our everyday lives, regulators are racing to catch up with its development. In response, last month, the EU voted to bring in the Artificial Intelligence Act, also known as the AI Act. The Act is expected to enter into force in May or June 2024. This blog looks at what the legislation means for businesses and how they can comply.   Why is there an AI Act? In recent years, it seems as though AI

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Catching up with Yoti Guardian: Gavin Starks

At Yoti, one of the ways we’re held accountable is by our external Guardian Council. Our Guardians are an independent board of advisors who ensure that our products, services and partnerships stay true to our core principles. As his time on the Council comes to an end, we caught up with Gavin Starks, Entrepreneur and CEO of Icebreaker One, about his experience as a Yoti Guardian.   Why did you want to be a Yoti Guardian? Yoti is working at the forefront of digital identity and tackles many of the big challenges of privacy, protection, innovation and data rights head-on.

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