Digital ID

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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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DSIT report on public views of digital identities

Last year, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) commissioned a public dialogue to seek views from the public on digital identities. They wanted to explore the benefits and concerns associated with digital identity services.  We take a look at some of the key findings and themes from the public dialogue, and what this means for the future of digital identities in the UK.   UK digital identity and attributes trust framework Digital identities give us a way to prove who we are, without needing to use physical documents. They can offer us greater privacy, security and convenience over

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Addressing social challenges: How a Digital ID can help solve everyday problems

At Yoti, social purpose is at the heart of everything we do. When we create new products, we try to think of the social challenges that our technology could help tackle. In this case, that’s helping people prove who they are, safely and securely. This series explores the potential of our products to meaningfully help individual users and wider society. This article focuses on the everyday problems that Digital IDs can help to solve.   What can you use a Digital ID for? You need an identity, or some way of proving who you are, to access a variety of

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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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An illustration of a padlock with the Yoti logo sitting at the centre. Alongside this are three smaller icons showing that the app is free (represented by a pound sign that has been crossed out, cannot be hacked (represented by a pickaxe that has been crossed out) or seen by any third parties (represented by an eye that has been crossed out).

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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Free digital ID age checks poster with two smartphones showing two methods of age checks: Age estimation and Digital ID verified "age over" attributes

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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