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Tom Eggleston (CEO)



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Online identity verification has become increasingly important to protect against fraud, cyber-attacks, and identity theft. Higher Education institutions are no exception as they manage vast amounts of sensitive personal data of their students. This is why student registration should include identity verification. By integrating this process into your mobile application, you can provide your students with a seamless and secure experience. In this blog post, we will discuss how identity verification can streamline student registration and enhance security.

Importance of Identity Verification

Higher education face numerous risks related to identity fraud and abuse. Some of the most common risks include false enrolment, financial aid fraud and identity theft. Identity verification is essential for mitigating these risks and preserving the integrity of the student registration process.

It adds a layer of security to the student registration process, keeping personal data safe from unauthorized access.

Seamless Student Experience

Students expect seamless and secure experiences, and they want to register for courses and programs quickly and easily. Identity verification enhances the student experience by streamlining the registration process. Students can upload their identification documents and get verified within minutes, rather than having to go through lengthy verification processes. This not only saves time, but also enhances the student digital journey.

Secure Mobile Identity Verification

Identity verification can also be integrated directly into your mobile application, allowing students to conveniently provide proof of identity, while strengthening security and preventing fraud and abuse. You can capture a live facial image, scan, and validate government-issued identity documents, and confirm that they match, all within your application. This provides a secure and convenient way for students to verify their identity.

how identity verification works

Identity Verification Info Desktop

Compliance and Regulation

Education institutions must comply with various regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, and FERPA. Identity verification can help you meet these regulatory requirements by ensuring that you only collect and process personal data from verified individuals. Not only keeping you compliant, but also protects your students’ sensitive personal data.

Improved Data Accuracy

By incorporating identity verification into your student registration process, you can improve the accuracy of the data you collect. Verified identities ensure that there are no errors or discrepancies in the data collected. Data can be shared across different departments in the institution which leads to better operational efficiency.

Build trust, faster and safer

Welcoming students with a robust identity and access solution that includes identity verification at the beginning of the student registration process makes it simple for students to verify their identity without compromising security. This is in contrast to the frustration often associated with traditional approaches. Strengthened security reduces the risk of fraud and abuse, helps you protect your students’ personal data, ensures regulatory requirements, and enhances the student experience. Furthermore, integration with your mobile application makes it even more convenient and adds an extra layer of security.

Establishing trust quickly with students from enrolment will encourage confidence throughout their entire student digital journey and goes hand in hand with an institution’s digital-first strategy.

Learn more about identity solutions for higher education.