Editorial

ID firm Yoti to offer its Digital Identity products free to help fight the Pandemic

“We want to help organisations under immense pressure to verify or authenticate staff, suppliers and individuals in a secure, private and scalable way”

Posted 24 March 2020 by

British Digital ID pioneer Yoti is to offer its digital identity verification services free to organisations tackling the on-going coronavirus issue.

The news comes from a blog announcement on the company’s website from its CEO, Robin Tombs.

There, Tombs points out that his firm has always offered its eponymous digital identity app free to eligible charities and nonprofits, but that for the next three months his team will be extending this commitment “to any public health organisation, emergency service and community initiative tackling the Covid-19 crisis”.

“We want to help organisations under immense pressure to verify or authenticate staff, suppliers and individuals in a secure, private and scalable way,” he adds.

The National Care Force has launched a free online platform in response to staff shortages expected to occur during the coronavirus crisis, he goes, on.

This has been integrated with his firm’s software to speed up and secure the verification process of volunteers and professionals.

As a result, he promises, “We hope that our easy-to-integrate technologies can assist organisations who need to bring their existing services online and help ease the pressure of this ongoing crisis.”

Yoti also reminds us that its identity-checking system is built on government-grade levels of security and that the company will ensure that “data privacy is maintained with the highest integrity during the current crisis”.

In addition to the main digital identity app, Tombs notes that he also has a wide range of verification and authentication technologies the firm would like to make as affordable as possible to organisations fighting the coronavirus crisis.

This includes, he writes, its electronic signature platform, document verification solution and age estimation technology, which can be quickly deployed and scaled to high volumes.

To get started immediately, please get in touch at covid19@yoti.com.