October 26th, 2022.
ID-Pal gains government certification for digital Right to Work and Right to Rent checks in the UK
- From 1 October 2022, changes in government guidelines means organisations can choose a certified Identity Service Provider (IDSP) to carry out digital Right to Work and Right to Rent checks
- ID-Pal granted government certification in line with the UK Digital Identity & Attributes Trust Framework (DIATF)
26 October 2022: Global identity verification provider ID-Pal today announced it is a government-certified identity service provider (IDSP) for digital right to work and right to rent checks in the UK.
Following a rigorous audit and comprehensive assessment process, ID-Pal was awarded certification in line with the UK Digital Identity & Attributes Trust Framework (DIATF).
This certification is a trust stamp for any business or government body to use a provider with confidence. As an IDSP, ID-Pal allows organisations to perform digital right to work and right to rent checks to comply with changes to government guidelines that took effect from October 1st 2022.
From this date, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, allows organisations to use an IDSP to complete the digital identity verification element of these checks for British and Irish citizens who hold in-date UK and Irish passports and Irish Passport Cards.
Using ID-Pal, employers, landlords and letting agents can verify identities and addresses in real-time via a fully branded app. The solution offers fraud prevention and GDPR compliance, provides a statutory excuse against civil penalties and enhances the overall user experience.
Available off-the-shelf or as an API/SDK, ID-Pal can integrate seamlessly with existing processes.Organisations can go live in a day with a solution for conducting digital right to work and right to rent checks, experience faster onboarding and streamline their compliance processes.
On being certified, Colum Lyons, CEO and founder of ID-Pal, said:
“The changes in guidelines to conduct these checks digitally via an IDSP brings legislation into closer alignment with our increasingly digitalised world.
“As more and more of our lives move online it gives us greater freedoms when it comes to how we live and work. These changes to government guidelines ensure organisations can adapt accordingly, whilst demonstrating a firm commitment to data protection and the safe handling of personal information.
“For operators in the rental market managing a UK-wide portfolio, they can conduct checks from any location simply and securely. For employers, capturing and retaining the best talent is a priority for them and this new legislation will help encourage the adoption of processes that support doing exactly that.”
ID-Pal Enterprise Sales Manager Mark O’Hara on gaining certification:
“If right to work and right to rent checks are not compliant ultimately it is the employer, hiring manager, landlord or letting agent that faces severe consequences. ID-Pal provides a statutory excuse along with a simple, secure and convenient way of verifying the identity and address of individuals.
With ID-Pal organisations can go live with a robust government-certified IDSP in a day. The speed and accuracy of our identity document validation technology is especially beneficial for employers in today’s challenging recruitment landscape.”
Find out more about using ID-Pal for digital right to work checks and right to rent checks here.
Founded in 2016, ID-Pal is an award-winning ISO 27001 certified identity verification solution that enables businesses to verify identities and addresses in real-time. Offering a unique blend of industry-leading biometric, document and database checks to streamline AML and KYC in one GDPR compliant solution, it is available out-of-the-box, as an API/SDK and as a Salesforce AppExchange integration. Headquartered in Dublin and backed by Enterprise Ireland, ID-Pal offers global identity verification coverage of more than 6000 identity documents and 200 verified address data sources to enterprise clients and SMEs across 200 countries and jurisdictions.
ID-Pal is the winner of Best Customer Facing Experience in the 2021 PAY360 Awards and the IT & Fintech Irish Times Innovation Award in 2022.
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