Identity for All: Digital Identity using Non-Traditional Documents

Free ID Verification, IRS ID Verify, State ID Cards

Owning your identity, both digitally and in the physical world, is a human right.  Yet many struggle with proving their identity: In the United States, 12% of individuals with household income under $25,000 don’t have a government-issued photo ID and, when race and ethnicity is considered, the trend is clear — while only 5% of […]

What the ID.me IRS Crisis tells us about the State of Digital Identity

3 things to do with your Dentity

Never let a good crisis go to waste.  Those words resonate in light of the current backlash surrounding ID.me and their $86 million government contract with the IRS.  By way of background, the IRS chose ID.me as their identity vendor last year, only to find out that the company uses a type of facial recognition […]

Online Dating Romance Scams: How to Protect Yourself

Online dating can be a great way to find your life partner — or even find your next fling!  But a recent report by the FTC suggests that it’s also a great place for scammers to find their victims.  According to the recent report, romance scams reached a record high in 2021, with reported losses […]

Why Dentity, and Why Now?

Free ID Verification

Dentity empowers consumers to build trusted interactions with the people they meet or transact with online. We believe that verified identity can form the basis of a universal trust model and make the Internet a safer place. On our website, located at https://www.dentity.com, consumers can verify their identity at no cost and invite an unlimited […]

The Future of Anonymity on the Internet

Consumers Should be at the Center of a New Distributed Identity Model on the Internet Sorry, little Johnny isn’t getting those sneakers he wants for Christmas this year.  Automated shopping bots have siphoned up the supply of Yeezy’s and now they’re selling for $600 on eBay.  The same thing is happening to just about anything […]

Dentity Compliance, Data Security, and Privacy Standards

Data protection, privacy, and security are the foundation of Dentity. Below are some industry standards and benchmarks that we follow in protecting your personal information: Our environment is ISO/IED 27001 certified which means that we continually examine information security risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.  We use AES-256 encryption, which is the same cryptography that’s used to protect top secret information […]

Protecting your Personal Information and Online Privacy

Protecting your personal information and online privacy has never been more important.  In light of the daily dose of data breaches that now seem to be commonplace, it’s clear that we’re under assault.  This year alone, the personal data of over 530 million Facebook users was made available in a public database, and data associated […]

Protect the Kids on Instagram: A Case for Verified Identity

When Facebook purchased Instagram in 2012, they were already seeing the writing on the wall.  The billion-dollar start-up was a hit with teen users and Facebook was seeing a decline in their userbase among the same age group.  Instagram’s buzzy photo and video sharing features were quickly becoming the equivalent of the high school quad: […]

When Trust Matters, Get Dentity Verified

The explosive growth of the Internet has put us closer and closer to strangers who are outside of our natural circle of trust.  We ride in cars with drivers we don’t know, sleep in the beds of people we’ve never met before, date people we meet online, and have strangers come to our home to […]

Who is Dentity?

Let me tell you why we started Dentity and the problem we’re trying to solve. I’ve been in the auto industry for 20+ years, mostly solving issues of trust as it relates to the product side of the business. How do you know you’re buying a good car, and what dealer will give me the […]