FB pixel

UK convenience store industry group approves Yoti biometric age verification

 

Yoti has been approved as a digital ID for age-restricted purchases such as energy drinks, lottery tickets, and tobacco products by the UK’s Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), making it the first smartphone digital ID app recognized for the purpose, according to the announcement. Alcohol sales are not included, as they are covered by different rules.

The company plans to soon introduce its Yoti Age Check static QR code cards to convenience stores, tobacconists, gas stations, video arcades, tanning salons and tattoo studios across the UK. The QR code cards enable customers to prove their age by scanning the code from a pack of cards or a countertop-mounted stand with the Yoti app. The customer confirms with the app that he or she is sharing their age with the retailer, and the retailer can require the user to take an additional selfie to prove they are the registered account holder.

The customer’s smartphone then displays the age threshold confirmation, along with a photo, and an anti-spoofing symbol found on the back of the retailer’s card, to ensure the confirmation screen is real.

Yoti partnered with FaceTec in March for biometric authentication with liveness detection, and recently endorsed the Biometrics Institute’s seven ethical principles for biometrics.

Article Topics

 |   |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News

 

Microsoft teases easy video deepfake tool, declines to release it

Microsoft is the latest tech giant to tease an AI product so good at producing deepfake humans that it poses…

 

Proposed UK data protection law hit by criticism

The UK’s prospective data protection law is facing criticism from lawmakers and rights groups over plans to introduce bank account…

 

Paris Olympics: Second AI surveillance test completed

In preparation for the Olympics, Paris has tested its AI surveillance systems deploying crowd surveillance technology during two large events….

 

LinkedIn introduces biometric IDV in Singapore with Persona

LinkedIn is rolling out identity verification using biometric passports in Singapore. The feature is provided by San Francisco-based selfie biometrics…

 

Apple to placate EU by opening developer access to NFC scanning, Face ID

Apple’s tap-and-go mobile payments system, ID scanning and biometric capabilities should be available to rivals soon, with a report from…

 

Biometric payment cards launching in Bangladesh, approved by Mastercard

Idex Biometrics is supplying fingerprint biometric technology for payment cards to Bangladesh-based Mutual Trust Bank, as the biometrics provider expands…

Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read From This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events