Professional Passport use the latest, and one of the most wide ranging, electronic identity validation processes in order to provide the most robust way to identify any individual with fraudulent documents.
The checks match the individual's details supplied across a wide range of data sets to ensure they are who they say they are.
One of the biggest advantages with the electronic processes is that, where constructed properly, it can provide higher data security helping organisations comply with their obligations under the Data Protection Act.
Whilst not all legislation has kept pace with these changes, there are clear signs that these checks are seen as significantly more effective at highlighting fraudulent identities. The joint money laundering standards group [JMLSG] have now updated their guidance to allow banks and financial institutions to rely on these checks as a means of identifying customers' ID.
Professional Passport provide these checks for our members: contractor, agency, end client and provider. The unique validation certificate produced when an contractor successfully validates their identity can be simply authenticated by other members using the certificate authentication process.
BERR have also confirmed that, in their opinion, these checks meet the agency's obligations under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.
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