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Insights

July 14, 2022

How Your Business Can Combat Cybercriminals

Businesses face an increasing level of threat and complexity when it comes to cybercriminal activity.

July 19, 2022

The Importance of Authoritative Data Sources

As KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) compliance requirements continue to increase globally, the need for reliable and independent data sources is more important than ever before.

May 5, 2022

How to make privacy a priority for your business

Ensuring your business has quality privacy practices is about much more than meeting regulatory requirements.

September 30, 2021

How to verify a Kenyan Citizen

Explore our Kenyan solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

September 2, 2021

How to verify a German citizen

Explore our German solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

August 31, 2021

Your Guide to Ongoing Customer Due Diligence (OCDD)

OCDD and ongoing monitoring go hand in hand to identify risk patterns across customers and mitigate and manage that risk at a business level. You must be proactive and monitor your customers throughout your entire relationship with them.

August 18, 2021

Your Guide to Money Laundering / Terrorism Financing risk assessments

Identify and strengthen controls that not only mitigate and manage your risks but also protect you against non-compliance.

August 3, 2021

Why you need reliable and independent data

Understand why you need to apply measures proportionate to the level of risk, such as ensuring the use of reliable and independent identity verification resources to an extent that would ensure risk mitigation.

July 29, 2021

How to verify an Italian citizen

Explore our Italian solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

July 15, 2021

How to verify a Thai citizen

Explore our Thai solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

July 6, 2021

Four steps to manage your risk in 2021

In the digital age, it is vital businesses adapt to the changing landscape by developing a program that is tailored to meet specific needs, risks and characteristics.

July 1, 2021

How to verify a Chinese citizen

Explore our Chinese solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

June 24, 2021

KYC, AML and compliance for Cryptocurrency in 2021

Global watchdogs are cracking down on digital transactions and introducing regulations to mitigate the underlying illegal activities.

June 17, 2021

How to verify a French citizen

Explore our French solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

June 8, 2021

Minimise risk beyond onboarding

Financial institutions must develop and implement procedures to help identify, prioritise, and control their risks, including monitoring the effectiveness of their risk management. 

June 3, 2021

How to verify a Cambodian

Explore our Cambodian solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

May 18, 2021

Retirement fund (superannuation) regulations and legislation

Protect your fund and customers from existing and new emerging threats, including fraud and identity theft.

June 2, 2021

Cross border transfer regulations and mitigations

The complexities of cross border transfers and payments expose the system to multiple money laundering risks and subsequent strict regulations.

May 27, 2021

How to verify an Argentinian

Explore our Argentinian solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

May 26, 2021

Importance of proactive KYC and remediation

It is not enough for institutions to only define and implement a CDD program that determines a risk profile during onboarding.

May 4, 2021

Digital privacy: Making it easier for the children

Digital Privacy needs to be taken into consideration from a broader perspective in terms of its wider connection to a child’s health and well-being.

April 9, 2021

Tombstone identity fraud

As the regulations for identity theft become tighter, fraudsters find new ways of committing crimes, always looking for an opportunity that opens up to them.

March 25, 2021

Legal industry tech and innovation

Identity fraud is a serious issue that is on a rise around the world and New Zealand has seen growing numbers in the past years. In an attempt to prevent fraud there are formalised requirements for VOI across firms.

February 19, 2021

The need for KYC in a digital world

The increased growth of digital transformation highlights the need for better digital identity solutions to combat any illegal activities through 2021.

February 11, 2021

KYC obligations: Naming conventions

As governments, banks and institutions address the increase in cybercrime, it is imperative that businesses understand the nuances of international naming conventions when building their customer due diligence programmes. 

February 3, 2021

How to verify an Indian

Explore our Indian solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

November 25, 2020

Failure planning and reliable redundancy

With insight and planning, implementation and execution of a full redundancy strategy are possible and should be considered by any organisation for best practice.

November 20, 2020

How to verify an Australian

Explore our Australian solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

July 31, 2020

How to correctly implement privacy by design

Privacy by design principles are overlooked by conventional engineering methodologies when developing the products.

July 8, 2020

How does GDPR, EU-US privacy shield impact you?

How does GDPR and the EU-US Privacy Shield impact Australian businesses?

July 3, 2020

How do the 5AMLD changes affect you?

It is important to note that the 5AMLD has not changed the clauses on penalties for breaches, rather, the scope of the regulation has expanded.

June 17, 2020

What changes to expect with 5AMLD

The EU has legislated the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AML5 / 5AMLD). The Official Journal of the European Union announced the new legislation on June 19th, 2018.

June 5, 2020

How to verify an Indonesian citizen

Explore our Indonesian solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

May 5, 2020

The mis-usecase of contact tracing apps

The launch of the Australian contact tracing app, COVIDSafe, is creating concerns about the security of personal information collected.

April 6, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic demands a more robust AML/KYC

In this war against Coronavirus and fraudsters, companies now need to be more vigilant than they used to few months ago.

March 31, 2020

COVID-19 and digital identity verification

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of creating and implementing an adaptive, privacy-aware and regulatory compliant digital identity framework.

March 2, 2020

FATF updates high risk countries

Stay up to date with the recent updates for high risk and other monitored jurisdictions, implemented by the FATF.

February 13, 2020

Mastercard enters china

Mastercard joins American Express and PayPal in China’s $27 trillion payment market.

January 31, 2020

Bad identity practices - MRZ codes

Learn about the vulnerability and risks of verifying customers through MRZ codes.

December 13, 2019

A shift in the digital identity landscape

Digital identity management presents additional challenges in terms of privacy of the identity owner meanwhile managing the security of the verification.

November 4, 2019

The importance of protecting your identity

Recognise the reasons why your PII is so valuable and why you need to do your best to safeguard your real identity online.

October 4, 2019

How to verify a New Zealand citizen

Explore our New Zealand solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

September 6, 2019

How to verify a Chinese citizen

Explore our Chinese solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

Corporate

August 10, 2022

People of Data Zoo: Meet Mohammad Shah, Regional Sales Manager (Asia)

Meet Mohammad (Mo for short), our Regional Sales Manager for Asia. Working at Data Zoo for over three years, he was the first employee to be hired in Asia. Get to know Mo and his significant impact at Data Zoo.

July 13, 2022

People of Data Zoo: Meet Eva Chen, Product Marketing Manager

Meet Eva Chen, our Product Marketing Manager. Eva brings a wealth of knowledge around all things marketing and client engagement to help drive growth and innovation at Data Zoo. Learn more about Eva and her daily impact.

July 7, 2022

IDUX now active in the CDR Open Banking Ecosystem

We are proud to announce that IDUX, a part of Data Zoo Group, is now an active current provider in Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR) ecosystem.

May 11, 2022

Data Zoo announced as finalist in the finnies 2022

Data Zoo is proud to have been nominated as a finalist in Fintech Australia’s sixth annual business awards, The Finnies.

April 14, 2022

Data Zoo is listed in Deloitte Fast 50 2021

We are proud to announce that Data Zoo has placed an incredible 31st in the latest Deloitte Tech Fast 50 list.

March 22, 2022

Data Zoo recognised in Gartner’s Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Affirmation

Data Zoo are proud to have been recognised as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2022 Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Affirmation.

December 17, 2021

Data Zoo Receives CDR Accreditation From ACCC

We are happy to announce an incredible new milestone for our efforts towards building a privacy-aware and secure digital identity solution.

December 16, 2021

Data Zoo Becomes CCPA Compliant

Today, we are excited to announce that Data Zoo has obtained a compliance letter for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

November 16, 2021

Introducing Digi-Tech Futures with Woorabinda State School

At the start of this year, Data Zoo teamed up with Woorabinda State School to kick-start Digi-Tech Futures and help ‘close the gap’.

April 30, 2021

Digital forum: Fraud prevention & beyond

Join our discussion on the growing fraud in the digital world and what steps companies can take for prevention.

December 9, 2020

Developing an information privacy compliance requirements model

A paper presented at ACIS 2020 written by UTS and Data Zoo collaboration

August 11, 2020

Data Zoo partners with Acuris

Data Zoo has partnered with Acuris to increase service functionality and innovative, customised solutions for Data Zoo clients.

January 31, 2020

The compliance collective launch

Data Zoo joins a consortium of trusted compliance and AML focused service providers for the launch of the Compliance Collective.

Product

December 6, 2021

Increase new account application approval rates for foreign-born customers

Organisations struggle to verify potential foreign-born customers as a result of the individual not having sufficient national documentation. In many cases, the organisation creates unnecessary friction and risks losing potential customers.

January 5, 2021

DVS proposed update to identity checks

The DVS has recently announced a new change that will remove the risk of identity theft/fraud in case of loss/theft of a driver’s licence.

June 6, 2020

The future of digital identity

Companies are developing blockchain based trusted digital identity framework ensuring decentralisation. Understand the architecture design principles for the Data Zoo identity ecosystem

May 21, 2020

7 steps to manage your data

Find out how Data Zoo adopt a lifecycle approach to information security for maintaining the highest standards of data security and compliance, securely managing the complete data lifecycle — from onboarding to processing and offboarding.

May 8, 2020

Verify with confidence in China

Learn how we proactive approach to work with the Chinese Government regulators and our suppliers, allowing continual improvement of the quality and accuracy of our solution.