How the Internet Has Changed Identity Verification

by Techvibes NewsDesk

Identity verification has been around for thousands of years.

In the beginning, the most common method was to rely on one’s memory to identify the various features and physical details of another person. With advances in the written language and record-keeping technologies, identification evolved from physical symbols and skin markings to the written word. With the advent of the Internet and e-commerce, the introduction of multi-factor verification started with two-factor or two-step verification.

Due to the widespread accessibility and usage of the Internet, an individual’s cyber identity or Internet Life data has become increasingly important. This view became prevalent with the expansion of social media and the trend of digitization. Due to the increase uptake of e-commerce and the steady climb of online fraud, identity verification has increasingly become a legislated requirement.

Vancouver's Trulioo created an infographic highlighting the surprisingly interesting history of identity verification.


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Trulioo is a leading global ID verification company providing advanced analytics based on traditional information such as public records, credit files and government data as well as alternative sources including social login providers, ad networks, mobile applications, e-commerce websites and social networks. Trulioo specializes in scoring online identities as authentic, machine generated or... more

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