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Rachael Trotman

Our communications manager for all things press and news.

Preview image of Yoti's Facial Age Estimation fact sheet which will help users learn more about what facial age estimation does and does not do

Facial age estimation: the facts

We developed facial age estimation to give everyone a secure and private way to prove their age, without sharing their name or any identity documents. We also wanted to address the inclusion issue, given not everyone has an ID – which can exclude them from accessing age-restricted goods, services and experiences.  The technology can determine a person’s age from a facial image. We believe this is a better way to check someone’s age. People shouldn’t have to share their whole identity just to prove their age.  We work hard to explain facial age estimation and how it works. Unfortunately, some

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Paays and Yoti Partner to Reduce Identity Fraud in Auto Financing

2nd November 2023, London, UK – Paays Financial Technologies Inc. (“Paays”), a leading provider of Fraud Detection, KYC, AML and Income Verification software solutions in Canada, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Yoti, a leading digital identity company. Paays will integrate Yoti’s identity verification technology with the Paays ID Verifier solution, to streamline the customer journey, strengthen identity checks and reduce the risk of fraud in auto finance applications. Lenders and dealers in auto finance are seeing increasing customer demand for digital processes. The Paays ID Verifier enables auto dealers and lenders to verify the identity of customers

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Preview of the PDF document entitled "The importance of accessible and inclusive Identity verification"

Report: The importance of accessible and inclusive identity verification

A recent YouGov survey of 2,000 GB adults found that 69% have proved their identity online using a physical document. Of those, 71% found the process easy to use.  Whilst almost half (47%) said they would prefer to prove their identity online, 26% said they would prefer to do this at a Post Office. One in five (20%) expressed no preference. With more services moving online, identity verification needs to be as accessible and inclusive as possible.  Through our partnership with Post Office, we are making strides to ensure our solutions cater to as many people as possible. We offer

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Online Safety Act becomes law

After years of debate and discussion, the Online Safety Act is now law – marking a new chapter in online safety. There are three key elements within the Online Safety Act that we are ready to help with: Age assurance to help platforms create safe, age-appropriate experiences online User verification to give users more control over who they interact with online Over 18 consent from content creators for the publication of intimate images   Age assurance in the Online Safety Act The Online Safety Act is not about excluding children from the internet. It’s about giving them an experience

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Post Office and Yoti lead the way in accessible identity checks

It’s been 18 months since Post Office and Yoti became the first Identity Service Provider (IDSP) to be certified under the Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework, to complete online right to work, right to rent and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks. Each year over 7 million DBS checks are completed, alongside a further estimated 10 million right to work and 3 million right to rent checks. Whilst many businesses are still performing these checks in person, the UK government regulatory changes to allow these to be done online have been a huge success. There are now 44 IDSPs

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An image of a person holding smart phone in their left hand. On the phone's display is a Yoti Digital ID showing their verified credentials. In the person's right hand is their physical UK driving licence. The person is holding the two forms of ID next to each other.

From physical to digital: how we transform your ID

There can be hidden beauty in things taking on new forms. A caterpillar becoming a butterfly, water turning into wine, a physical ID transforming into a Digital ID. If you’ve ever wondered how we do it, wonder no more. As we continue to shape the future of digital identity, we’ll continue sharing our methods with you. After all, the Digital ID app is created for you, so it’s only right we let you in on the magic.   What is a Digital ID? A Digital ID is your ID on your phone and your data in your hands. It gives

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