While there are some compliance frameworks that ensure credible certification, Tony Allen said in an interview with Identityweek.net earlier this year that there are simply not enough ensuring high standards for interoperability, usability and security around identity verification systems.

In a post on LinkedIn, he announced an update to the existing UKAS accreditation developed by the Age Check Certification Services Ltd which now covers the ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 specification Conformity Assessment, as part of requirements for bodies that provide auditing and certification of management systems.

It will enable the accredited certification of ISO/IEC 27001 – Information Security Management Systems – as well as accredited data protection, privacy and age appropriate design services.

Age Check Certification Services is a certification and testing body that primarily has a focus on Age and ID Assurance but also assesses compliance of testing technologies on the FIDO Document Authenticity Programme.