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 […]

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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 [...]
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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 [...]
ProveMyAge – the fast, free and anonymous age verification solution to the Digital Economy Act
April 18, 2019
ProveMyAge is a new age verification solution that enables people to prove their age with our age estimation technology Yoti Age Scan, or with the free Yoti app to share their verified ‘Over 18’ attribute. More details of the following below. The internet is a fantastic source of creativity for young people, but they must [...]
The Digital Economy Act and age verification on adult websites: the facts
April 17, 2019

What is the Digital Economy Act? The Digital Economy Act is a law introduced by the UK government that includes measures to prevent children from accessing pornographic content online. Age verification is a child protection measure, introduced as part of the government’s ambition to make the UK the safest place to be online. When does […]

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 […]

Getting to grips with GDPR: Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
August 2, 2018

The eighth blog post in our series on GDPR rights is about the rights in relation to automated decision making. See here for the first blogpost on your right to be informed, the second on the access right, the third on the correction right, the fourth on the deletion right, the fifth on the objection […]

Getting to grips with GDPR: The right to data portability
July 23, 2018

The seventh blogpost in our series on GDPR rights is about the right to data portability. See here for the first blogpost on your right to be informed, the second on the access right, the third on the correction right, the fourth on the deletion right, the fifth on the objection right, and the sixth […]