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Incode selfie biometrics gets boost from German regulator for age verification

German regulators have reportedly given a “positive review” of selfie biometrics-based age verification software by San Francisco-based Incode Technologies.

The Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media, or KJM, is a central watchdog group that works to protect minors from inappropriate content on private broadcasters and online entities. The rating opens up the German market for age-restricted online service providers to Incode.

Incode is an identity company that manufactures identity verification software as part of an automated orchestration platform designed to eliminate friction for users and reduce fraud during onboarding, payment authentication and verification.

The company’s age-verification technology works the same way, validating an ID card and comparing the biometrics of the selfie to it, providing visual cues for users to ensure images are correct. sufficient quality to make a match.

In a statement announcing the German body’s assessment, Incode CEO Ricardo Amper said its age verification software would, among other roles, improve the onboarding of adults on gaming sites while catching more teenagers trying to get through the doors.

It’s no small feat for online businesses to comply with anti-money laundering and know your customers’ regulations, weed out minors, and still provide a login process that feels light. , says Amper. Its goal is to make swatting as painless as possible for legitimate players.

Other digital identity technology providers approved for age verification by the German authority include Trulioo and Yoti.

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