Built as a force for good, from day one
We were built from a strong ethical framework, which is at the heart of everything we do.
Our Guardian Council
A different kind of governance
Our independent ethics board is made up of influential individuals from relevant fields such as human rights, data privacy and last mile tech. They help us to navigate the complex world of identity and ensure we always strive to do what’s right by our community.
Founder and Executive Director of Glitch
Seyi is the Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, a non-profit organisation determined to end online abuse through advocacy, campaigning and education.
Editor in Chief at Linux Journal
Doc has been active in the tech and digital space for more than three decades. He is the Founder and Director of ProjectVRM at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and Co-founder of the Internet Identity Workshop.
Human Rights and Intellectual Property Lawyer
Renata is a human rights and intellectual property lawyer, and an outspoken advocate for freedom of expression, privacy, access to information and indigenous rights.
Gavin is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience creating data-driven businesses. He was the Founding CEO of the Open Data Institute and also founded Dgen, a decentralised network for the digital generation.
Guardians at work
Stay informed on the topics discussed in Guardian meetings by downloading the meeting notes. You can also bring Yoti–related issued (e.g. company behaviours, user safety) to the Council’s attention by emailing email@example.com.
Download the Guardian Role Description and Code of Conduct.
Yoti Guardians Council Minutes – 3 February 2020
Yoti Guardians Council Minutes – 22 October 2019
Yoti Guardians Council Minutes – 16 July 2019
Yoti Guardians Council Minutes – 7 May 2019
Yoti Guardians Council Minutes – 11 February 2019
Business as a force for good
We have been a certified B Corp since 2015, internationally awarded for our commitment to rigorous standards of social, environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
Ethics and trust committee
A citizen-centric approach to technological innovation
Our internal committee makes sure that we stick to our core principles in day-to-day work. They determine our public commitments on ethical and moral issues and devise practical solutions for the company.
Committee members serve on a number of boards and hold numerous events at Yoti HQ to advance the conversation around digital identity in an inclusive manner.
Our public commitments to building ethical technology
We support the 5Rights framework and their mission to create a digital environment fit for children and young people.
Safe Face Pledge
The Safe Face Pledge marks our commitment to only develop and use facial recognition technology ethically.
We support the seven ethical principles for building biometric technology, as laid out by the Biometrics Institute.
Fair Tax Charter
We are committed to paying the right amount of tax, at the right time, and in the right place.
We are aligned with Responsible 100 and have used their frameworks to host roundtable discussions on our age estimation technology.