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Rachael Trotman

Our communications manager for all things press and news.

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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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Understanding age assurance in the Online Safety Act

The Online Safety Act 2023 is a piece of UK legislation that aims to protect children and adults online. It covers a wide range of issues including minimising the risk of children seeing harmful and age-inappropriate content, removing illegal content like child sexual abuse material (CSAM), criminalising fraudulent and scam ads, and introducing age verification for certain online services. This blog looks at some of the age requirements in the Online Safety Act and what this means for tech companies, adult sites, gaming companies, social media platforms and dating sites.  What is the purpose of the Online Safety Act 2023?

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How we keep your Digital ID private and secure

We’re committed to making the digital world safer for everyone. Yoti was created as we wanted to give every person a secure way of proving their age or identity. It’s quite literally why we exist. So it only made sense that we’ve built our Digital ID app with privacy and security at its core. We’re building technology that makes it easier and safer for you to go about your business, but that doesn’t mean we have to know your business. Just as the right to an identity is a fundamental human right, so is the right to privacy. And we’ll

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Australia’s new National Self-Exclusion Register

From 21st August 2023, Australians will be able to ban themselves from all online wagering companies. “BetStop”, the National Self-Exclusion Register (NSER) will let people exclude themselves from all licensed online wagering operators, for a minimum of 3 months and up to a lifetime. The move aims to protect vulnerable people and reduce problem wagering.  The BetStop NSER will be managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). ACMA released a report which found that 11 per cent of Australians had participated in online wagering in the past six months – up from 8% in 2020.   What does

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Free Digital ID age checks

With so much of our lives spent online – we can chat to friends, watch our favourite shows, and expand our learning – it’s so important to make sure children are only accessing age-appropriate content.  In the UK, the Age Appropriate Design Code (the ‘AADC’, also called the Children’s Code) will soon be complemented by the Online Safety Bill. In the US, California has passed its own version of the AADC which comes into force from 1st July 2024. An increasing number of US regulators are also bringing in legislation which requires social media and adult platforms to verify the

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Lloyds Banking Group invests £10 million in digital identity company Yoti

Investment will be used to develop innovative technology that protects customers’ identities and personal data online Lloyds Banking Group will support Yoti in developing a new, reusable digital identity proposition that will help combat the growing risks of identity fraud   Lloyds Banking Group has invested £10 million in digital identity company Yoti, an investment which supports the development of innovative technology to keep people safe online, tackle the ever-growing risks of identity fraud, and give people more control over their personal data. Yoti offer a range of digital identity solutions that make it simple for people and businesses

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