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IDnow joins European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Task Force

George Miller

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Demand for AI-based identification grows in 2020
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IDnow joins an international working group of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for the development of European standards for identity verification. As a leading provider of Identity Verification-as-a-Service solutions, IDnow will provide the Task Force with important insights into the European market.

IDnow was selected by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to participate in a new working group on Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI). As a member of the Special Task Force 588, IDnow is part of an exclusive group of specialists who started work in April 2020 to fill existing gaps in identity verification standards. The objective of the Task Force is to develop new standards and guidelines for electronic signatures and related trust services.

IDnow is pleased to be one of the appointed experts to share its expertise as a leading company in the field of identity verification. The work of the Task Force will contribute to the preparation and publication of the ETSI technical standard 119 461 on ESI by July 2021. These guidelines and security requirements for trust services issuing qualified certificates will find wide application in the market. In particular, these standards can serve as a guide for Know Your Customer (KYC) criteria and for the issuance of electronic identity schemes (eIDs). The work with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute strengthens IDnow’s efforts for greater regulatory and technical harmonisation in digital identity services.

“We are pleased to support the working group and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute with our knowledge”, says Rayissa Armata, Head of Regulatory Affairs at IDnow. “IDnow has been working with customers from different European countries since 2014 and we know the market and its development very well,” she adds.

Rayissa Armata, Head of Regulatory Affairs at IDnow and Armin Bauer, CTO and Co-Founder of IDnow have joined the task force as representatives for their company. The expert team is led by Sylvie Lacroix (Sealed). In addition to the two IDnow members, Paloma Llenaza (Certicar), Stephane Mouy (SGM Consulting Services) and Jon Ølnes (Signicat) have been appointed.

 

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Casino.org Launches “Player Assist” Service

Niji Narayan

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Casino.org Launches “Player Assist” Service
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Casino review site Casino.org has launched its exclusive “Player Assist” service, bringing a new level of support to its players. The casino review site’s new service allows its users to issue complaints about any of its partner sites in just four simple steps.

A site which puts honest, expert advice at the forefront of everything they do, Casino.org wanted to echo this sentiment further than just choosing a casino through their site. The Player Assist service has been launched to aid them in following through with their users if anything should go wrong past the referral stage.

The feature will run completely independent of the partners on the site, so that they can offer their services 100% free of charge.

Casino.org is one of the most popular guides to online casinos and gambling. Its team of experts provides players with a wealth of information to help them guarantee safe play online and win more.

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Spain’s CONFAD Publishes Action Plan for 2020/2021

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Spain’s CONFAD Publishes Action Plan for 2020/2021
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Spain’s National Commission to Combat the Manipulation of Sports Competitions and Betting Fraud (CONFAD) has published its action plan for 2020/2021, outlining 21 directives to safeguard the integrity of Spanish sports.

Supporting CONFAD directives, Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry states that the action plan will be implemented by the DGOJ and further coordinated with Spain’s National Sports Council, federal police force and Guardia Civil.

CONFAD and government counterparts will work together to improve all Spanish professional sports understanding of integrity threats and competition fraud related to betting. Initiatives include developing a training programme for athletes, coaches and further stakeholders on identifying integrity risks and criminal activities.

The action plan further aims to improve all core disciplines related to integrity monitoring and reporting of suspicious events, improving data transfer and cooperation frameworks between sports clubs, betting operators, government departments and police agencies.

As a final objective, CONFAD and its government counterparts will work to ensure that Spain’s legal framework is “accurately adjusted” to help prosecute sports integrity criminal cases.

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BetConstruct Adds Hi-Lo to its Live Casino Portfolio

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BetConstruct Adds Hi-Lo to its Live Casino Portfolio
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BetConstruct has enhanced its live casino offering by launching Hi-Lo game. Hi-Lo is an adaptation of The Higher Lower, which was once a viral web game.

 Hi-Lo is a live game which suggests players predict whether the next card dealt by a dealer is of a higher, lower or equal value to the one lying face-up on the table. Apart from a single prediction, Hi-Lo allows for a number of side bets which liven up the game and add up revenue figures.

Hi-Lo is perhaps the most straightforward game within BetConstruct’s portfolio. However, the simplicity of the rules in no way diminishes the game’s appeal to players or decreases the profitability for operators.

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