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Yoti’s digital ID and biometrics chosen to secure community co-operative in UK

Yoti’s digital ID and biometrics chosen to secure community co-operative in UK

Through its COVID-19 pledge, Yoti is now supporting Co-op, a consumer co-operative in the UK, by providing it with Yoti Doc Scan, identity verification technology embedded within the signup process to confirm applicants’ identity, wrote in a blog post Amy Colville, Product Marketing Executive.

Co-op helps communities stick together by letting people request and offer support for anything from advice and guides to activities, according to the announcement.

During the signup process, people who register will have to upload a government ID such as a passport or driving license and then take a selfie for their face to be analyzed with biometric facial recognition technology for matching to the ID. The process is reinforced by manual checks and happens in a few minutes, in a single registration flow. All sensitive data is encrypted.

“We wholeheartedly support the Co-op in their mission to start bring communities together across the country and look forward to supporting them with our tech to make this even easier and more secure,” Colville wrote.

Yoti recently announced it was postponing its 2020 Digital Identity Fellowship program due to COVID-19 uncertainty.

Since the pandemic started, Yoti partnered with NHS England and NHS Improvement to verify healthcare workers’ identity, improve onboarding and enhance privacy and security with biometrics.

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