GBG joins growing list of government certified IDSPs

GBG can now provide digital identity verification for Right to Work, Right to Rent and DBS checks

Posted 3 November 2022 by Christine Horton

GBG is the latest firm to achieve certification against the UK Government’s Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework (DIATF), authorised by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).  

This means GBG is now a certified Digital Identity Service Provider (IDSP) and can provide digital identity verification for Right to Work, Right to Rent and DBS checks via its GBG Identifyproduct.

“This certification is not only a testament to our industry leading technology and expertise at GBG, it also demonstrates our long-term commitment to compliance and regulation,” said Jonathan Jensen, regulatory policy advisor at GBG.

“Policy surrounding digital identity is still very much in its infancy, but it is beginning to emerge around the globe as adoption of identity verification technology continues at pace. The DIATF represents a huge step forward in policy for digital identity in the UK but also sets an example for regulation around the globe that will improve compliance and build confidence in online Identity verification.” 

The DIATF framework is a first step in establishing a digital identity ecosystem that is as trusted as using passports or bank statements in the UK, paving the way for the widespread adoption of digital identities. Modernising identity checking processes and negating the need to present physical documents significantly reduce time needed to process applications, as well as ensures compliance, security, and privacy. GBG’s solution can also be added into a company’s existing onboarding journey. 

“Digital identity is critical in driving economic growth, improving customer satisfaction, and creating a more inclusive digital economy for everyone,” said Jensen. “At GBG, our solutions are already being used millions of times each day to keep individuals and businesses safe and prevent bad actors from causing loss and distress. Achieving UK Government certification for our technology is another step forward in our company’s mission to build trust in a digital world.”

At the time of writing, there are 21 IDSPs listed by the government.