iProov for Government

Additional Info

CompanyiProov Inc
Company size (employees)50 to 99
Headquarters RegionEurope
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS


iProov Genuine Presence Assurance is being used by governments worldwide to confirm the identity of online citizens in a way that is highly secure and very easy to use.

The unique, patented technology is being used by the US Department of Homeland Security, the UK Home Office, the UK National Health Service (NHS), the Singapore Government and the Estonian government.

The uses cases for iProov in government are extensive. A citizen might need to apply for benefits, or for a visa, or for a driver’s license. Instead of an in-person identity check, the user can apply from the comfort of their own home using a mobile device or computer. For maximum inclusivity, a kiosk option can also be provided for use in government buildings or unsupervised locations.

The citizen is asked to scan their passport or other approved document with the camera on their mobile device or computer. They then scan their face in a process that takes a few seconds. The face scan is matched to the photo in the document to confirm that the online user is the right person. A colored illumination during the scan checks that the user is a real person (and not a photo or mask being shown to a device camera) and that they are authenticating right now.

This very simple, very secure use of biometrics replaces the need for an in-person identity check and protects against fraud, identity theft and other online criminal activities. The pandemic of 2020 proved that identity verification must be possible online, even for the most secure processes such as renewing a driver’s license or accessing health records. The number of people ‘iProoving’ themselves to authenticate worldwide increased by 549%, making 2020 a record year for the company.

How we are different

- Simplicity, usability and inclusion: governments must offer inclusivity and accessibility to their citizens. Other biometric authentication solutions ask the user to follow instructions and move or read out words. With Genuine Presence Assurance, the user simple faces the camera on their device and the scan is completed within seconds to deliver a secure authentication. It is usable by anyone from 16 to 106.
- High security against deepfakes and other synthetic media: other 'liveness' solutions use face verification to confirm that an online user is the right person and that they are probably real but only Genuine Presence Assurance can detect spoof attacks using deepfake videos or other synthetic media, which is where the real threat to biometric authentication lies. It is also cloud based, ensuring that even if a computer or device is compromised the biometric check is not at risk. The iProov Security Operations Center also provides threat intelligence for iProov's biometric assurance, making it highly resilient to the evolving threat landscape.
- Digital transformation, transformed: secure services that once demanded an in-person check no longer need one. No other technology combines the security with usability to bring even the most sensitive government services online and provide access to all. iProov and Genuine Presence Assurance are accelerating digital transformation around the world and making it more inclusive with maximum simplicity.