Internet Life Verification: Using Social Data as Part of the Identity Verification Process


PDF (12 pages – 1.33 M) – This paper summarises the findings from an investigative project on the subject of internet life verification (ILV). ILV is the process by which an individual’s identity can be verified through analysis of their online activity including social media use. By using the predicative algorithms in these systems it can be determined whether a social media account is likely to relate to a ‘real’ person. ILV provides a potentially powerful new pathway to complement traditional identity verification methods such as document validation and biographical electronic footprint checking.