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Veriff in 2021: The Story So Far

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Veriff in 2021: The Story So Far

We caught up with our CEO & Founder, Kaarel Kotkas, to chat about what Veriff has achieved in 2021 so far, and what we've got planned for the rest of the year.

German Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media approves Veriff for age verification

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German Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media approves Veriff for age verification

Veriff has been approved by the “Kommission für Jugendmedienschutz” (KJM) for age verification - a huge step for our service, specifically in Germany, where Veriff will now be able to help even more companies build trust with their customers.

A Guide to the Types of Authentication Methods | Veriff

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A Guide to the Types of Authentication Methods | Veriff

We take a look into different methods of authentication, how they work and why companies need them to maintain excellent security.

Proposed Privacy Changes in the US - California & Virginia Perspective

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Proposed Privacy Changes in the US - California & Virginia Perspective

On November 3, 2020, Californians passed a ballot initiative to enact the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) of 2020, and then on March 2, 2021, Virginia signed the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA). Why is this significant? Find out in our blog.

What is Identity Access Management? (IAM) | Veriff

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What is Identity Access Management? (IAM) | Veriff

We delve in Identity Access Management, how and why it affects modern businesses, and the crucial things you need to know.

What is Reverification & Why is it important?

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What is Reverification & Why is it important?

We take a look into reverification - what it is, and why it could be crucial for the security of companies and customers alike.

What is Authentication? - A Complete Guide

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What is Authentication? - A Complete Guide

We delve into authentication - what it is, the different methods you encounter daily, and why it's crucial to the security of so many online businesses.

What is Biometric Authentication and Verification?

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What is Biometric Authentication and Verification?

Take a look into the differences between authentication and verification, and why biometrics are both the present, and the future of accessing your digital life.

Veriff’s Fraud Findings - January to March 2021

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Veriff’s Fraud Findings - January to March 2021

After publishing our successful fraud report at the end of last year, we share the fraud trends we've observed in our three major industries - Crypto, Fintech, and Mobility - in Q1 of 2021.

Focusing On The Positive Results In Unexpected Benefits

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Focusing On The Positive Results In Unexpected Benefits

We welcomed Dr. Eva-Maria Kangro to Veriff (remotely of course) earlier this year to give us six sessions on how brain hacks can help boost positivity, productivity, and manage anxiety. Here, she expands on the lessons in those sessions and how they could help you.

Veriff vs Jumio: A Detailed Comparison

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Veriff vs Jumio: A Detailed Comparison

We take a look at the services offered by both Veriff and Jumio, to see which identity verification provider measures up best in terms of products, security, pricing and reviews.

The Veriff Journey: On The Road to Making Trust Reliable and Scalable Online - One Verification at a Time

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The Veriff Journey: On The Road to Making Trust Reliable and Scalable Online - One Verification at a Time

Kaarel Kotkas writes about the journey of Veriff, from the birth of the idea to our recently announced Series B funding of $69 million which will allow us to continue building the infrastructure for trust online.

Veriff Secures $69M in Series B Funding to Combat Online Fraud, Making Identity Verification Hassle-Free

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Veriff Secures $69M in Series B Funding to Combat Online Fraud, Making Identity Verification Hassle-Free

It's the announcement of a lifetime - we've raised our Series B funding, with IVP and Accel as our leading investors, to help us continue building the infrastructure for trust online.

Three Ways To Use Veriff’s Face Match

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Three Ways To Use Veriff’s Face Match

Veriff has now officially launched Face Match, our fantastic biometric reverification tool. But what might you need reverification for? Well, here are three examples!

Veriff vs Onfido: An In-Depth Comparison

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Veriff vs Onfido: An In-Depth Comparison

We take a dive into the verification services offered by both Veriff and Onfido, and compare their services, products, speed, safety, price , and more, to see what potential clients will get from each company.

The 5 Best Digital Banks in the UK

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The 5 Best Digital Banks in the UK

The internet has slowly revolutionized the way we all manage our money every day, so we decided to look at 5 of the big players in digital banking in the United Kingdom.

Famous Fraudsters - Charlie Bartlett

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Famous Fraudsters - Charlie Bartlett

We take a look at another fictitious forger, and this time it's lesser-known character Charlie Bartlett who features in a movie of the same name - will his forged license make it past Veriff?

How to find the right identity verification service for your business

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How to find the right identity verification service for your business

If you're searching for an online identity verification service there's a lot to consider before signing on the dotted line. We look at the questions you should consider when searching for your perfect identity verification provider.

Online Identity Verification Trends in 2021

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Online Identity Verification Trends in 2021

We spoke to two members of Veriff's leadership team about what they see coming up in the identity verification industry in the next 12 months, and what challenges Veriff might face in 2021.

Famous Fraudsters - Jason Bourne

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Famous Fraudsters - Jason Bourne

In our series looking at famous examples of fake IDs in pop culture, we take a look at the many passports of Matt Damon's super spy, Jason Bourne.

Veriff has Brand New Plans and Pricing!

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Veriff has Brand New Plans and Pricing!

Today, we've launched our new plans and pricing for our Starter Plans, from just $49 per month for industry-leading identity verification services.

Inside Estonia’s Quest to Ward Off Cyberattacks and Identity Theft

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Inside Estonia’s Quest to Ward Off Cyberattacks and Identity Theft

In an article produced by Justin Petrone for e-Estonia, our CPO, Janer Gorohhov discusses Veriff's role in the Estonian security community, before he takes part in a digital discussion around keeping cyberspace secure this Thursday (21st Jan).

The Essential Ways Veriff Strengthens Its Compliance

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The Essential Ways Veriff Strengthens Its Compliance

Veriff handles an immense amount of personal data every day, so it's no surprise that we treat the security of that data with incredible care. This is why we have the best possible in-house compliance systems in place.

The 7 Best Digital Banks in Europe

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The 7 Best Digital Banks in Europe

We run through seven of the digital banks making waves across the continent, along with asking what you should look for in a digital bank before making the switch (if you haven't already)!

Data Protection in 2021 - What's Next?

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Data Protection in 2021 - What's Next?

We take a look at three of the big talking points in data protection for 2021, and offer our take on what's upcoming in the world of GDPR.

The Veriff Product Review 2020 - The Road to Lightning Fast Verifications with a Brand New Standard for Pass Rates

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The Veriff Product Review 2020 - The Road to Lightning Fast Verifications with a Brand New Standard for Pass Rates

Our Chief Product Officer, Janer Gorohhov, takes a look at our incredible product developments made throughout 2020 and what you might have missed.

Veriff helps power Bolt’s global growth

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Veriff helps power Bolt’s global growth

Veriff is partnering with Bolt to verify their users, launching their partnership first in Estonia, France, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal and Ukraine.

Building Trust in Mobility

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Building Trust in Mobility

Congratulations to Bolt on their massive fundraising news! And there’s another reason to celebrate - we're really excited to announce our very own partnership with Bolt!

We’ve published our Fraud Report 2020

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We’ve published our Fraud Report 2020

Today, Veriff published our Fraud Report 2020, sharing our findings and observations of the world of online identity fraud during a year like no other. Download the report, totally free, today.

What is a Digital Bank?

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What is a Digital Bank?

We take a look into digital banks - the different types, what they can offer to consumers, the advantages they bring and their overall safety

How Video Helps Fight Fraud

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How Video Helps Fight Fraud

Background video recording is now a part of all of Veriff’s self-service plans - but why is it crucial in fraud prevention, and how can it help you?

Apple are Making Updates & So Are We!

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Apple are Making Updates & So Are We!

Apple's update to their app privacy practices means updates need to be made if you're using Veriff's SDK. Make sure you get it done before December 8th!

What is NFC?

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What is NFC?

Near-field communication (NFC) is a method of wireless data transfer that enables technology that is in close proximity of each other to communicate. So, how is Veriff putting it to good use?

What are Deepfakes? And why should you care about them?

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What are Deepfakes? And why should you care about them?

It's time to take a deep dive into deepfakes - what are they, who's making them, how to spot them, and why they're a dangerous trend.

The Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges for 2020

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The Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges for 2020

After covering some of the most popular cryptocurrencies, and taking a look at the best crypto wallets out there, we now dive into crypto exchanges and how you can use them.

Best Cryptocurrency Wallets For 2020

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Best Cryptocurrency Wallets For 2020

Cryptocurrency is now bigger than ever, and there is such a bewildering array of crypto wallets, exchanges and other products and services, that it can be quite daunting to the newcomer. So, let's make things a bit clearer.

Is Facial Recognition As Scary As It Seems?

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Is Facial Recognition As Scary As It Seems?

It gets a lot of bad press, and comparisons are often made to Orwellian futuristic nightmares, but is facial recognition really the malevolent force it's made out to be? Or could it have a positive impact on our daily life?

Cryptocurrency Is Out Of The Shadows

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Cryptocurrency Is Out Of The Shadows

Bigger and bigger players are welcoming cryptocurrencies into the fold, integrating them as payment options, so who are the companies to keep an eye out for who'll happily take payment in crypto?

Six Of The Hottest Cryptocurrencies Out There Right Now

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Six Of The Hottest Cryptocurrencies Out There Right Now

We take a look at six of the most prominent and promising cryptocurrencies on the market, and assess why they're so popular along with looking at their recent value.

A Brief Review of Online Trust

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A Brief Review of Online Trust

We take a look into the nature of trust, the relationship between trustor and trustee that defines trust, and the way this evolves in the online world.

What is an MRZ? And why does it matter?

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What is an MRZ? And why does it matter?

The Machine-Readable Zone (MRZ) of an identity document is something that most people take little to no notice of when they hand their passport or other official ID document over for verification. So, what is it for?

Is it high time to start trusting cryptocurrency?

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Is it high time to start trusting cryptocurrency?

Will cryptocurrency be a cornerstone of our financial future? And if so, isn't it time to start understanding it a little better, and perhaps even placing our trust in it?

A Geeks’ Guide to Cryptocurrency

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A Geeks’ Guide to Cryptocurrency

Before we can really appreciate the advantages of cryptocurrency (or crypto for short), we need to understand exactly how it works. Here’s our brief overview of what cryptocurrency is, the main players and how the platform it runs on makes it so secure. 

Why Crypto is Ready for Identity Verification

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Why Crypto is Ready for Identity Verification

We discuss the global boom of cryptocurrencies, why they're all the rage, and why they could get a helping hand with robust identity verification.

12 Month Review of FATF Standards, Virtual Assets & VASPs

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12 Month Review of FATF Standards, Virtual Assets & VASPs

After the FATF completed it's year long review of how it's revised standards have been implemented, we look at what the outcome was, and how Veriff may be able to assist VASPs with meeting those standards.

More U.S. Financial Institutions Facing AML Requirements

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More U.S. Financial Institutions Facing AML Requirements

With the new FinCEN regulations in place, more U.S. Financial Institutions just became subject to stricter AML requirements.

How ID Verification can be the Game Changer

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How ID Verification can be the Game Changer

A free-flowing economy needs money to be readily available. Consumers with access to their money have more choices and more financial freedom. But with millions still unbanked, could Veriff step in to help get the money moving?

Veriff is prepared for iOS 14

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Veriff is prepared for iOS 14

Apple recently released iOS 14. Veriff wanted to give a short update about how we've been preparing our SDK and website so there won't be any surprises.

Do you know your customers? Well, you should!

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Do you know your customers? Well, you should!

KYC stands for 'Know Your Customer'. Financial institutions are legally obliged to comply with KYC procedures to identify customers, the potential risks they might pose and to gather knowledge of their financial activities.

The Most Unique Identity Documents In The World?

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The Most Unique Identity Documents In The World?

ID documents come in numerous shapes, sizes and forms, and at Veriff we can already verify over 8000 of them. So we decided to take a look at some of the most unique documents out there.

7 Trends in Online Fraud Right Now

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7 Trends in Online Fraud Right Now

Online crime is growing - fast. We look at what are the growing trends around the world, pushing technology to keep evolving and fighting the good fight.

How Simple is Identity Verification?

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How Simple is Identity Verification?

How easy is the process of figuring out if someone is being honest about who they are? Easier with Veriff on your side.

What is the World’s Strongest Passport?

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What is the World’s Strongest Passport?

Which passport can take you around the world with ease? And which could be seen as a true fashion accessory? We look at the documents we hold so dear when it comes to international travel.

What is Real ID and why is it important? 

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What is Real ID and why is it important? 

Real ID standards will soon come to dictate whether US citizens can travel freely within their own country. As some states lag behind in issuing compliant IDs to all of their inhabitants, how could Veriff help them?

The Strongest Set of Rules for Personal Data Protection

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The Strongest Set of Rules for Personal Data Protection

GDPR can be considered as the strongest set of rules for personal data protection. Following various rules and regulations can sometimes be considered quite a task for even the biggest companies.

5 Reasons Your Company Needs Identity Verification

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5 Reasons Your Company Needs Identity Verification

Customers are now more adept with technology, want greater transparency and won't compromise on speed - so verification should always be a breeze.

5 Trends in Identity Verification in 2020

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5 Trends in Identity Verification in 2020

Identity verification is a constantly evolving technology, adapting to the needs of different markets around the world. Here we look at the 5 big trends changing the industry this year.

TransferGo partners up with Veriff

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TransferGo partners up with Veriff

TransferGo, one of the world’s fastest growing money transfer companies, today announces a partnership with identity verification providers, including Veriff.

Achieving KYC Compliance: Here’s Why, and Here’s How

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Achieving KYC Compliance: Here’s Why, and Here’s How

In this article, we’ll cover the ins-and-outs of Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance and how to comply with KYC requirements in your organization. As a bonus, you’ll become an expert at identifying some of the endless KYC-related acronyms, like CDD, CTF, CIP, PEP, and PII.

Veriff in 2020: The Story So Far

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Veriff in 2020: The Story So Far

Kaarel Kotkas, Veriff’s CEO & Founder, talks about how 2020 has been for Veriff so far, and what the company has planned for the next 6 months

Why does my identity need to be verified?

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Why does my identity need to be verified?

We look at why identity verification is now a necessity for so many businesses and how it protects companies and consumers alike.

Veriff Closes 15.5 Million USD Financing Round

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Veriff Closes 15.5 Million USD Financing Round

Veriff closed a financing round of 15.5 M USD to ramp up global growth and sales to enterprise customers prior to a larger B-series financing round planned in the future. Money was raised from both new and existing investors.

A Devotion to Security - Responsible Disclosure & Veriff

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A Devotion to Security - Responsible Disclosure & Veriff

Data security is paramount to Veriff, and most online companies in the modern age. This is why we want to tell you about our responsible disclosure program - and how you can help us stay secure all day, every day.

Famous Fraudsters - McLovin

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Famous Fraudsters - McLovin

The first in a blog series looking at how successful fake IDs seen in movies and TV would be when they come up against Veriff.

Veriff launches product accessibility features

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Veriff launches product accessibility features

AI-driven online identity verification company Veriff launches a new product accessibility feature that enables remote access to digital products and services.

20 Years of Technological Innovation

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20 Years of Technological Innovation

We take a lighthearted look back over 20 years of digital innovation and how our world has changed since the year 2000. And more importantly, why identity verification is now absolutely crucial.

Financial Action Task Force Pushes for Digitalization

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Financial Action Task Force Pushes for Digitalization

COVID-19 has had and continues to have a tremendous impact on every aspect of our lives. Face to face interaction has been limited to a minimum; people have had to stay at home and work remotely, and many businesses have been closed down due to either government orders or lack of customers.

Identity Verification for Solving Financial Inclusion

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Identity Verification for Solving Financial Inclusion

In 2010 2.5 billion people around the world lacked access to financial services (McKinsey, 2010). Since then this number has decreased to 1.7 billion in 2017. A critical component to inciting widespread financial inclusion is the ability to verify identities online while minimizing fraud.

Can a password ever be perfect?

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Can a password ever be perfect?

With so much of life conducted online, having excellent passwords is absolutely essential. Nearly every time you sign up for a website, you have to create a password. Here's some advice on how to do it well.

What is identity verification? And why is it necessary?

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What is identity verification? And why is it necessary?

It’s about as straightforward a title as you’ll ever see, but we thought it was about time to address one of the big questions about identity verification (IDV) - what is it, and why the world needs it. And more importantly, why it needs Veriff!

Improve conversion with Assisted Image Capture

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Improve conversion with Assisted Image Capture

Last month, we announced the launch of our newest product - Assisted Image Capture. Today, we want to explain what on earth it is, and how it could supercharge your verification conversions.

Veriff partners up with Verimi

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Veriff partners up with Verimi

Veriff is happy to announce the partnership with the German digital identity management company Verimi.

TFH: Trust From Home

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TFH: Trust From Home

The world is working from home, and digital identity and remote verification capabilities are more important than ever. We suddenly find ourselves in a contactless world.

Estonian Youth Work Centre benefits from verifications

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Estonian Youth Work Centre benefits from verifications

Veriff’s 1 million free verifications program has successfully been kicked off. The first organisation to start using Veriff’s free verifications is the Estonian Youth Work Centre (EYWC). It’s a national centre that coordinates and develops youth work in Estonia.

Veriff’s Tips on How to Survive COVID-19 Scams

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Veriff’s Tips on How to Survive COVID-19 Scams

Over the past few months, the world has been introduced to the recently discovered coronavirus, better known as COVID-19. This disease has caused widespread panic amidst national lockdowns and recorded fatality rates, which cyber criminals are using to their advantage.

Estonia offers an ideal example of Remote Learning

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Estonia offers an ideal example of Remote Learning

This week the global coronavirus pandemic swept through the U.S., resulting in widespread school closures that have affected more than 26 million American students. Some schools have been completely shuttered, while many chose to take on a new challenge: providing digital education from a distance. 

Veriff donates 1 million verifications

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Veriff donates 1 million verifications

Veriff is donating 1 million identity verifications to non-profits and foundations across the globe in this time of uncertainty.

Veriff launches Assisted Image Capture solution

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Veriff launches Assisted Image Capture solution

Veriff launches a new product - Assisted Image Capture - to improve verification pass rates, user conversions and speed. The unique solution gives end-users real-time feedback and guidance within the verification process.

Veriff launches configurable verification service

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Veriff launches configurable verification service

Veriff launches a new product update that enables clients to configure verification features based on their specific needs and risk tolerance.

Complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act

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Complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act

The deadline for complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has passed. Here’s everything you need to know about how to stay compliant with these new regulations.

How to Choose the Right Identity Verification Software

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How to Choose the Right Identity Verification Software

Finding ID verification software (IDV) suitable for your company’s needs can be challenging. With the right approach, you can easily navigate the competitive IDV marketplace and find a tool that best matches your needs. Here's how. 

5 Ways Startups Can Make a Positive Environmental Impact

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5 Ways Startups Can Make a Positive Environmental Impact

The state of our environment is worsening, and unsustainable businesses are becoming the ghosts of pasts. If you’re looking for ways to be more eco- friendly in 2020 here are some of our favorites.

GDPR in 2020: How to Stay Compliant

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GDPR in 2020: How to Stay Compliant

With great data comes great responsibility. To help you stay ahead of the shifting GDPR guidelines, we put together a guide to staying compliant in 2020.

A Guide to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance

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A Guide to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance

Staying two steps ahead of criminals demands a fast-evolving regulatory environment. The new AMLD5 directive will impact governments as well as companies, and here is everything you need to know to stay compliant in 2020.

Helping the 1 Billion People Without Proof of Identity

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Helping the 1 Billion People Without Proof of Identity

It is difficult to imagine life without an ID card or passport, but for one billion people in the world, it’s a harsh reality. As with many modern problems, it may have a digital solution.

Veriff Station Offers Scalable Pricing and 30 Days Free

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Veriff Station Offers Scalable Pricing and 30 Days Free

Veriff Station, our new self-service verification platform, is ready for the public. Sign up now to get a free 30-day trial, including 100 free verifications and 14 days of integration support.

A Guide to Verifying Customers & Maximizing Conversions

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A Guide to Verifying Customers & Maximizing Conversions

Security doesn’t need to cost you conversions. With the right methods in place, you can verify your customers’ identities and boost conversions. Here’s how.

When In-House Identity Verification Hurts Your Business

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When In-House Identity Verification Hurts Your Business

Handling identity verification alone can be risky. Here’s how and why an in-house solution doesn’t always work.

Veriff to Be Carbon Neutral by 2030

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Veriff to Be Carbon Neutral by 2030

Carbon neutral by 2030! We are excited to join Bolt, Guardtime, Telia, TransferWise, and over 50 other brands as founding members of Estonia’s Tech Green Pledge initiative. 

Veriff’s New Visual Brand Identity

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Veriff’s New Visual Brand Identity

A bold company needs a bold look. Here’s the why behind Veriff’s new look, and the process that took us from concept to a new and improved visual brand identity. 

Meet Station, Your One-Stop Verification Platform

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Meet Station, Your One-Stop Verification Platform

Flexible, easy to set up, and free for the first 90 days. Here’s everything you need to know about Veriff Station.

#GoodbyeBadBag Saved 4,220 Plastic Bags this Summer

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#GoodbyeBadBag Saved 4,220 Plastic Bags this Summer

Our plastic-free summer prevented 4,220 plastic bags from polluting the environment. Here’s how we did it, and why.

9 Tips for Breezing Through Identity Verification

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9 Tips for Breezing Through Identity Verification

Fraud is out there, and there are plenty of cybercriminals just waiting for a chance to pretend to be you. Luckily, they can be stopped, and here's how.

Veriff’s Team Grows 17 Times in One Year

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Veriff’s Team Grows 17 Times in One Year

Veriff has grown from 17 employees to 300 in one year - proof of the high demand for reliable verification tools to help to prevent identity fraud and abuse.

6 Reasons to Choose Veriff for Identity Verification

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6 Reasons to Choose Veriff for Identity Verification

Don’t place obstacles between customers and your product. Veriff’s identity verification flows are optimized for speed and a smooth end-user journey.

#GoodbyeBadBag: A Summer Without Plastic Bags

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#GoodbyeBadBag: A Summer Without Plastic Bags

We read the news, too. Global warming is really global heating. A million species are going extinct because of human activity. Oh well. It’s just some bugs and fish other icky beings you wouldn’t want to share a bed with anyway. Right? 

Veriff  Acquires BrowserID to Fight Fraud

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Veriff Acquires BrowserID to Fight Fraud

At Veriff our goal isn’t only to solve the problems of present, chasing the heels of identity fraudsters.

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