Zinc awarded UK government Trust Framework certification

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Zinc Team
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We are thrilled to announce that Zinc, a leading provider of employment verification solutions, has been awarded certification under the UK Government's Identity Verification and Trust (IDVT) Framework for Right-to-Work checks

This certification recognises our commitment to providing secure and reliable digital identity verification services for businesses and individuals throughout the United Kingdom.

As a certified provider under the IDVT Framework, we offer clients an even higher level of trust and assurance in our services.

As we continue to grow and evolve, we remain dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complex world of digital identity verification. The certification process involved a rigorous assessment of our technology, processes, and security measures to ensure that we meet the stringent requirements of the UK Government.

With this certification, we join a group of digital identity providers who have demonstrated their commitment to upholding the highest standards of data protection, privacy, and user experience. 

“Being one of the few IDVT vendors to obtain High confidence in our Trust framework audit and enabling checking reusability. The certification reflects our team’s dedication to the highest security and digital identity verification standards. We look forward to playing a vital role in driving the widespread adoption of reusable digital right to work and DBS checks and contributing to a safer, more connected future.” - Luke Shipley, CEO, Zinc”

Government's move towards digital identity verification services

The UK Government's push towards embracing digital identity verification services is a significant milestone in the ongoing digital transformation of various sectors. This move aims to simplify processes, reduce the risk of fraud, and improve overall efficiency in both the private and public sectors.

In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on secure digital identity verification as an essential component of modern society. This has led to the development of the Trust Framework, which sets the standards for providers of digital identity services. By implementing these standards, the government seeks to promote innovation and competition in the market, while ensuring a high level of security and privacy for users.

In order to verify a candidate's right to work digitally, instead of in person, the new legislation states employers must use a certified Identity Service Provider (IDSP) to conduct the digital verification process. 

This process involves using Identity Document Validation Technology (IDVT) to confirm the validity of the employee's identity document and ensure that the individual is the rightful holder of that document. By adhering to these guidelines and partnering with certified IDSPs, employers can establish a candidate's right to work in the UK while maintaining compliance with the latest government regulations, promoting a secure and efficient hiring process.

As more organisations adopt digital identity verification solutions, the benefits will extend beyond streamlined processes and improved security. Digital identity services can also empower individuals to have greater control over their personal information, ensuring that their privacy is protected while still allowing for seamless transactions in the digital world.

"Our recent certification under the UK’s IDVT Trust Framework underscores our commitment to providing secure digital identity verification services. We are proud to be at the forefront of developing technology that not only enhances user experience but also prioritises data protection and privacy." Hamraj Gulamali, Legal Counsel, Zinc

For more information about Zinc’s services or our recent certification, please get in touch 

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