We believe that cryptographic and biometric checking of identity, using microchip-enabled passports or identity cards, might present a new, robust and convenient answer to the need to maintain social distancing while verifying an applicant’s identity.Law Society president Simon Davis claims that there are already solicitors using digital ID checks. However, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the industry would benefit from a swifter adoption of such technologies. Davis said that the use of cryptographic and biometric ID checks would reduce fraud and improve the conveyancing services offered, all while maintaining social distancing.
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