COVID-19 At-Home Tests with Video Observation in the UK

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom, Sajid Javid, has proposed a new solution for vaccinated travelers making their way back to the UK. It would require travelers to be filmed during the process of taking a lateral flow swab COVID-19 test. So far, travelers returning to the UK

Identity verification in the sharing economy – a key factor to trust building

Sharing economy – current situation and predictions “Creative disruption” – that is a phenomenon that has been occurring in the global economy for several years. It is all about the sharing economy that changed the face of traditional business. According to a study by PwC the sales revenue in the five sectors, where the impact

Identity Verification in the DeFi industry

The last few months have been extremely dynamic for DeFi companies. In mid-May this year, the industry reported a record market size, today it is struggling with gigantic declines. More and more controversy is also growing around hacker attacks and cyber crimes. People are starting to approach DeFi applications with increasing skepticism. There is also

Everything you need to know about Age Verification

What is age verification?  Identity verification is a process that confirms the identity of a person. Although at the moment there are several different methods of verifying one’s identity. Every method is based on extracting and validating the same details, such as given name(s), last name(s), nationality, and the date of birth. Confirming the date

What is an MRZ?

Have you ever looked at your identity document and wondered what is this string of numbers and personal information at the bottom? It’s a machine-readable zone or in short MRZ and its purpose is to facilitate automated reading of basic personal details from the document during the verification process. An MRZ consists of two or

Advantages of the identity verification process for customers

When talking about the positive sides of the identity verification process, we often focus on the advantages that companies and institutions can experience. Compliance with regulations, a growing sense of security, adaptation to technological changes and increasing reputation are just some of the benefits felt by companies using the identity verification service. The process itself

User Authentication Methods

Many companies put us through multiple steps of verification to grant us access to their services. Everyday we go through identification, authentication and authorization processes and we may not even realise the steps that we are taking to log into an account. The need to prove the user’s identity is dictated by security reasons. With

Data encryption – how important is for our cybersecurity?

Encrypting messages and breaking codes are activities that we associate mainly with detective stories full of action. We don’t realize how many aspects of our internet activity are encrypted. Not only the military or the government uses data encryption, but also companies from the e-commerce and finance industries. Our data is also encrypted daily in

What you need to know about the Dark Web and the dark market

Although the statistics on that matter vary, it is estimated that while browsing the Internet, we only get to see about 4 or 5% of the whole web. So called surface web consists of everything that we are used to seeing on the Internet: blogs, social media platforms, online stores, news websites, streaming platforms, and so on. However,

Everything you need to know about face verification

We see hundreds of faces every day. They look at us from the screens of phones, on social media platforms, we see them at work, at home, on the tram, and in the park. Human faces are such an obvious visual element for us, that we don’t think about how our brain recognizes and identifies