Government awards two biometrics contracts

August 1, 2022


The UK’s single sign-on and ID verification plans came closer after the Government awarded two biometrics contracts worth more than £17m.

London’s iProov won an £11.6m, two-year contract for genuine document check and inspection services to be part of the government’s One Login for Government program.

IProov was granted a patent in February for ID document forgery detection.

The other deal, worth around £5.9m over two years, also buttresses One Login. It calls for biometrics services for the digital identity program.


iProov said government officials evaluated solutions on a range of factors, including quality, inclusion, usability, security standards, reliability, social value and price.

Deployment shoul happen by December if contracts are signed off by the Autumn.

iProov secured £50m of funding in January from Sumeru Equity Partners, California.

The company’s clients include the Home Office and National Health Service, U.S. Homeland Security Department and Australia’s Taxation Office.


The iProov website says: “Online crime is growing. It’s also changing. The idea of a teenage hacker in their bedroom causing mayhem is now a tiny fragment of a much bigger problem. Today we’re faced with the threat of criminal gangs using AI and machine-learning to attack individuals and organizations of every size. iProov is here to help solve that problem with a simple, unique solution.”

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