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Meet the Guardians: Dr. Sindhu Joseph

At Yoti, our Guardian Council helps us to navigate the complex world of identity. They are an independent board of advisors who act as a moral sounding board for the company. We’ve had a chat with our newest Guardian, Dr. Sindhu Joseph, to find out more about why she chose to be part of Yoti’s Guardian Council. 1) Why did you decide to join Yoti’s Guardian Council? When Yoti reached out to me to join the Guardian Council, I was fascinated by the company’s vision and what Yoti is trying to achieve, particularly from a company-building perspective. Today, it

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Streamline your Jersey tax returns: How to recover your Digital ID app

As the tax filing deadline approaches in Jersey, it’s time to gear up with the necessary tools for filing your returns. One such tool is the Yoti digital ID app, which offers a convenient way to verify your identity and submit your tax return online. However, many residents encounter a common hurdle: they have got a new phone or deleted the app on their current phone, only to realise they need it again to fill the latest year’s tax return. This leaves them stuck and unable to reinstall the app. But there’s a simpler solution to handle this. We’ll

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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

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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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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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Yoti assessed in the NIST Face Analysis Technology Evaluation program

An increasing amount of legislation is being introduced globally demanding that organisations effectively check the age of their users. It’s important that these age checks are inclusive; people should have a choice in how they prove their age. Regulators are recognising that not everyone will feel comfortable or be able to use a method based on identity documents. Facial age estimation gives people a way to prove their age without sharing their name, date of birth and other personal information from identity documents. It can improve online safety and help companies to comply with legislation, without having to process or

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