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Sofi Summers

Sofi Summers is the Web Editor at Yoti and spends her days crafting digital experiences and curating content that informs and engages.

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How Claims Gate automates KYC for some of the UK's highest volume litigation cases

“With Yoti’s technology, we can offer a seamless and positive customer experience; all of this reduces friction and improves the onboarding process.”  James Jackson Managing Director at Claims Gate Claims Gate is a legal tech company that helps law firms onboard more clients for high volume group litigation cases. They allow law firms to automate the client qualification, esigning, document review, KYC and identity checks that law firms would otherwise have to do manually. We helped them: Provide automated identity verification checks on behalf of law firms. Offer the most user friendly interface and experience possible.   Solution:

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How Digital IDs are creating safer, more trusted matrimony connections

“When we were in search of a strategic biometric partner that aligns with our values, Yoti stood out as the perfect choice.”  Hajji Laird Mostafa Mohammad Karim Founder & CEO (Chief Evangelism Officer), Muslim Marriage Services Muslim Marriage Services is the world’s only Certified Social Enterprise Muslim matrimonial brand, focussed on digital security and creating social impact in the world’s largest matrimony market. We helped them: Create a trusted platform for people to connect; giving them the best chance at finding compatible life partners. Offer users an improved online experience by giving them a safer and instant way

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How Lockwood Publishing increased player protection using Yoti's facial age estimation technology

“I hadn’t taken age estimation seriously until I saw how accurate it is with Yoti’s technology. It’s an accurate, fun and interactive solution, which adds value to the gaming experience. The more steps you add in a player’s way, the higher the chance they’ll drop off, but age estimation adds to the overall game experience.”  Claire Panter Director of Player Support Lockwood Publishing is an independent UK company that specialises in building virtual worlds for console and mobile platforms. We helped them: Give assurance to players that they were interacting with other adults. Ensure players were the right

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Asking the FTC to approve facial age estimation for verifiable parental consent

Together with the Privacy Certified program of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and Kids Web Services Ltd, a wholly owned Epic Games subsidiary, we are asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for approval to implement facial age estimation as an authorised method for verifiable parental consent (VPC). The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires companies to ensure they are not collecting personal data from children under the age of 13 without a parent’s consent. Currently, the COPPA Rule enumerates seven, non-exhaustive methods that enable parents to verify their consent. These include verification by government ID, credit card transaction,

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UK games industry publishes new guidelines for Loot Boxes

Loot Boxes, found in certain video games, give players the opportunity to receive random items. They can be purchased with real or virtual money or through gameplay. Loot Boxes are a lucky dip; the player doesn’t know what item they will receive. They might unlock new levels or give the players access to special characters, equipment and weapons. Loot Boxes can add an element of excitement to the game. But concerns have been raised that the very nature of receiving a surprise item can be addictive. That Loot Boxes could encourage and be a pathway to problem gambling. Following these

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