New JMLSG guidance recognises the power of digital identity
August 5, 2020

On 1 June 2020, the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG) published its revised guidance for what is expected of regulated financial services entities in relation to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing. The new guidance recognises the central role that digital identity and robust biometric technologies can play in ensuring regulated entities […]

Strong support in the House of Lords for digital age verification
July 31, 2020

On Monday 20th July, several members of Lords gave strong support for digital age verification, including Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Lord Clement-Jones, Lord Stevenson of Balmacara, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom, Lord Holmes. It’s fair to say that all concerned want effective digital age verification, even those that were opposed to the development of […]

Good Practice Guide (GPG) 45
April 28, 2020
At the end of 2019, the GPG (Good Practice Guide) 45 was updated by the GDS (UK Government Digital Services). The guidance on how to check and verify someone's identity now reflects new methods, such as reading the biochip in ID documents, such as an e-passport. The GPG 45 is also technology neutral as it [...]
Overcoming the drone accountability challenge with identity-linked drones
January 24, 2020

80 percent of UK citizens would support more widespread adoption of drones if there was a mechanism to provide increased safety, security and monitoring. These are the findings from The Cellular-connected Drones report, written by WPI Economics for Vodafone, which calls for commercial and public sector drones to be fitted with SIM cards to give […]

Girl showing smartphone with Age UK digital ID card
The Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive is arriving in the UK – here are a few things you need to know.
January 14, 2020
The Government’s amendments to the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations (MLR) are coming into force. This is the result of the transposition of the EU’s Fifth Money Laundering Directive, as well as a set of standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). These amendments extend the obligations to meet the MLR requirements [...]
The UK’s “unwavering commitment to protect young people online” falls by the wayside
November 1, 2019
The government decision to stall age verification system for adult content sites has baffled us here at Yoti. Yoti has developed tech to help organisations who want to check age to protect people online. We are a global leader in this area, having performed over 200 million age estimates with companies across a number of [...]
New regulations to tackle underage online gambling
April 12, 2019

Last year, a Gambling Commission audit found that an astounding 55,000 British children aged 11-16 year olds were classed as problem gamblers. The results also revealed that up to 450,000 11-16 year olds gambled on a regular basis. While the problem exists across offline and online gambling, the growing nature of the online sector makes […]

The case for digital IDs
February 7, 2019

As Director of Regulation and Policy at Yoti, I’m delighted to see techUK highlight the importance of secure digital identities in their new white paper ‘The Case for Digital IDs’. They argue that as the UK pursues the ambition to be the world-leading online economy, the need for digital identities is becoming ever more apparent. […]

Yoti UK charity research reveals a sector not yet ready for digital identity solutions
November 21, 2018

Earlier this summer we commissioned research to better understand digital identity needs in the developing world. That research focused specifically on humanitarian work in Africa and South East Asia, and a summary of those findings can be found here. We’re also keen to support the social sector in markets closer to home. However, despite our […]