iProov to provide facial verification for UK Home Office service mobile apps
Biometric facial verification provider iProov has announced it is part of a multi-year contract from the UK Home Office for smartphone-based digital identity verification to support the agency’s digital services agenda, including applications related to the EU Exit Settlement Scheme.
The technology enables users to enroll in Home Office services with a biometric selfie, compared against the image contained in the user’s passport chip, with iProov’s Flashmark liveness detection. It will be provided in partnership with WordReach Software, which handles immigration and border management, with support from ReadID, which provides document reading.
“We are delighted that the Home Office has chosen to use iProov’s unique technology for this large and important application,” comments iProov Founder and CEO Andrew Bud. “Our position as the worldwide leader in this sector has been built with great support from the UK Government over many years. Our mission to assure trust in the online ecosystem has never been more important.”
The company stresses the importance of verifying the genuine presence of the ID holder, and says it holds 11 granted patents in the U.S. and UK for its fraud detection technology.
iProov was also selected earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) to provide Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with its facial verification technology for traveler screening at unstaffed land border crossings.