Director of Regulatory & Policy
Julie Dawson, Director of Regulatory & Policy, Yoti
Julie leads regulatory and government relations, steers our ethics framework development liaising closely with the Yoti Guardians Council, and prepares Yoti for external accreditations – such as ISO 27001, BCorps for ethics and transparency and the SOC2 security accreditation.
Yoti is an identity checking system that allows organisations to verify who people are, online and in person. Yoti has a team of 250 based in London, with offices in Mumbai and present in the US, Canada and Australia. We count over 6 million installs of the Yoti app, following our launch in November 2017. For consumers, it’s an app that helps them prove who they are and confirm the identities of others. We distinguish ourselves with our approach to privacy and security; the system has been architected so that it’s impossible for us to monetise users personal data.
Julie serves on the techUK Public Sector Board, member of the techUK Digital Identity working group, member of the Association of Document Validation Professionals, industry Chair of the Digital Policy Alliance Age Verification & Internet Safety Steering Group, member of the Age Verification Providers Association, sponsor of the APPG Digital Identity, member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the EPSRC programme ‘INTUIT: Interaction Design for Trusted Sharing of Personal Health Data to Live Well with HIV’ and the EU SHERPA Stakeholder Board – looking at the combination of artificial intelligence and big data analytics and their impact on ethics and human rights issues, the Oversight Board for the Ada Lovelace Citizens Council on biometric technology, Project Member of SPRITE+ – Security, Privacy, Identity and Trust in the Digital Economy and the Advisory Group on safeguarding policies and procedures around age verification for children and their parents.