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Jumio to offer free biometric identity verification to organizations involved in pandemic assistance

Jumio to offer free biometric identity verification to organizations involved in pandemic assistance

Jumio has launched a new initiative to provide free remote biometric identity verification with its Jumio Go service to organizations involved a range of pandemic relief and assistance activities.

The fully automated, AI-powered identity verification solution will be provided free of charge to qualifying organizations in areas such as telehealth, online education and testing services, and other essential services with fast verification and onboarding needs, such as for drivers, volunteers, and employees.

In a blog post announcing the initiative, Jumio Vice President of Global Marketing Dean Nicolls notes NGOs and delivery services as other potential beneficiaries.

“We created Jumio 10 years ago to make the internet a safer place by verifying that users are who they claim to be online — quickly, securely and with a high degree of assurance,” Nicolls writes. “As part of our core values, we firmly believe that we have a social responsibility to give back to the community — and it’s even more important during times of crisis.”

Jumio Go provides ID proofing, facial recognition, and liveness checks to return a definitive yes or no answer to verification queries in real-time. It can be implemented through an SDK or as a web service, and covers passports from all countries, as well as a number of common state and national identity documents. Jumio Go is also easy to set and configure, according to the company, though it also offers help quickly implementing the technology within qualifying organizations’ app or web page.

The service will be offered free through June, and Jumio is currently accepting applications from qualifying organizations.

Jumio recently published a pair of eBooks on eKYC and authenticating digital transactions and compliance in the APAC region.

TypingDNA has offered free remote proctoring and student identification with typing biometrics while schools in countries around the world are closed.

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