Global Identity Verification: Online Transaction Security

August 10, 2023


The Challenges of International Identity Verification and How PXL Vision Solves Them

Global identity verification is a fundamental step toward ensuring security and trust in international business processes. However, despite its importance, it presents a set of challenges: differing legal regulations around the world, a variety of ID documents, and the need for faster, more precise checks all complicate the process. Nevertheless, there are solutions to overcome these challenges and simplify global identity verification procedures.

The Challenges of International Identity Verification

Language Diversity

One of the greatest challenges associated with international identity verification is language diversity. There are about 7000 languages and dialects around the world, and they differ dramatically in both their writing systems, grammatical structures, spelling and vocabulary. When verifying identity documents, a system not only has to recognize and understand a number of languages, but also take into account and match the specific characteristics and peculiarities with each language.

In addition, language diversity can affect communication between companies and customers. If customers receive instructions or information in a language they do not fully understand, it can cause confusion and delay, or even result in them aborting the verification process.

Differing Identity Documents

Differing identity documents cause yet another considerable challenge in the process of global identity checks. There is an incredible variety of ID documents around the world, each with different features, formats, and security functions.

With each country, for example, data and its position on an ID document will vary. Security features will also vary significantly. Some identity documents may include holograms, watermarks, or special ink, while others use biometric data such as fingerprints or facial scans.

Varying Legal Requirements

Each country has different regulations and standards when it comes to data protection, identity verification, and KYC (Know Your Customer). Companies operating in multiple countries must have verification processes that are compliant with the respective local regulations.

Some countries may require detailed data checks, including address verification, as well as checks against sanctions and PEP (Politically Exposed Persons) lists. An effective identity verification system needs to be flexible enough to comply with these various requirements, while simultaneously ensuring high security.

Data Protection

Data protection is one of the biggest challenges for global identity verification. Because personal data names, addresses, and biometrics are processed as part of the verification, it is even more important that all data is handled securely and in accordance with data protection regulations. This can make operations in multiple countries especially complicated, as each has their own data protection regulations.

EU states, for example, have strict regulations regarding the collection, processing, and storage of personal data, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These laws require companies to clearly state how they will use customer data and obtain the users’ consent for certain types of data processing. Other countries have similar yet not the same data protection laws, which makes compliance with all regulations a complex task.

Global Identity Verification with PXL Vision

With PXL Ident, we have considered these challenges and developed a solution that supports a wide range of languages.

PXL Ident can verify ID documents from 165 different countries. Our AI-based Auto-ID process can extract relevant data and identify manipulation attempts early on. Additionally, it can confirm the authenticity of the document through biometric verification.

Personalization options allow for the user to configure the instructional language as part of the verification process, which enhances the user-friendliness and decreases the potential for misunderstandings and aborts.

With PXL Ident, verification processes can be adapted to the specific legal regulations and certifications of quite a few countries. The solution enables address validations and any other necessary KYC processes to be performed.

PXL Vision has made data protection and security a top priority. The Swiss market leader for digital identity verification operates GDPR-compliant in highly secure environments - for example, with certified data centers in Switzerland and Germany. As the GDPR is one of the strictest data protection laws in the world, companies with differing international data protection laws can still remain compliant using PXL Vision's global identity verification. This allows them to offer customers not only secure identity verification, but also one that complies with data protection laws.

Overview of PXL Ident's Global Coverage

  • Supports documents from 165+ countries
  • Customizable language preference
  • Dynamically configurable
  • Customizable to individual needs
  • Integrable anytime and anywhere
  • AML and KYC compliant
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified
  • Compliant with local and international data protection requirements

Global identity verification poses many challenges to the digital world, such as language diversity, differing identity documents, diverse legal requirements, and data protection regulations.

PXL Vision offers a comprehensive solution to tackle all of these challenges: PXL Ident is able to support a broad range of languages, extract relevant data from a multitude of different identity documents, and apply both local and international guidelines and data protection regulations. With PXL Vision, your business will get a global identity verification solution that is both flexible and highly configurable.

If you would like to implement our global identity verification process, contact us today!

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Yes. Global identity verification is a comprehensive process to verify the identity of an individual regardless of their location, enabling you to confirm your identity anywhere in the world. Diverse technology and data sources are part of the process to prevent fraud and guarantee compliance with international guidelines.

While local identity verification is based on regional data and regulations, global identity verification is a more extensive process, accounting for a wide range of data from different countries and adaptable to the differing legal requirements worldwide to ensure accurate and secure identity verification.

Global identity verification is necessary in many situations – especially when executing international transactions. It is essential in industries such as finance and eCommerce, in international real estate transactions, and when verifying users on digital platforms. Finally, it also plays a decisive role in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.

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