Digital identity company Yoti has launched eSign with Selfie, a new product feature on their digital signing platform. In an industry first, Yoti is the first company to integrate selfie verification directly into the signing process. This new feature allows individuals to confirm their identity with a selfie before signing a document. This reduces the risk of impersonation and fraud, and provides transparency and confidence that the correct person has signed the document.


The whole process can be completed in seconds, in one seamless flow:

  1. Signees take a selfie
  2. Yoti’s proprietary NIST-certified passive liveness technology, MyFace, confirms they are a real person
  3. MyFace checks that the selfie is captured from a live person by detecting different presentation attacks, such as printed and digital photos, videos and masks
  4. Once the liveness check is complete, individuals sign the document


The selfie image is cryptographically linked with the signature, providing a very high level of assurance over who has signed the document.


Robin Tombs, CEO at Yoti said, “There is a growing trend towards identity linked signatures as they are more secure and robust than a standalone signature. eSign with Selfie provides a high level of confidence and transparency over who is signing a document, whilst offering a faster, more frictionless experience than a separate, full ID verification check. Identity driven signatures through eSign help businesses fight fraud,  meet compliance and regulatory requirements, and create more trusted business interactions.”


Companies can manage all documents from one digital platform and then email (or text) them out for signature – requesting selfie verification as part of the signing process, if required.