Evident and Urjanet Align to Deliver Seamless, Secure Verifications

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Partnership will dramatically reduce the risk of fraud for businesses

The compatibility of our business models makes perfect sense, as they are both built on the premise that personal data should be kept in the consumer’s hands...

Evident, a global leader in digital identity verification and data protection, today announces a partnership with Urjanet, the world’s leading provider of utility data.

In response to the growing market need for accurate identity verification and responsible use of consumer data, Evident and Urjanet will help businesses obtain authoritative, user-permissioned proof of name and address through a single platform, thus revolutionizing the way they securely verify user identity, limit exposure to sensitive personal data, and deter fraud.

Urjanet’s direct-from-source utility and telecom bill data will further enhance Evident’s Identity Assurance Platform enabling businesses to:

  • Combat fraud with confidence – providing third party-verified data directly from the utility source to prove that an individual lives where they say they live.
  • Access a single source of truth – Evident’s API consolidates hundreds of the world’s most accurate, authoritative data sources into a single, seamless user experience.
  • Automate manual reviews – significantly reducing the time and resources needed to manually verify name and address for every individual.
  • Leverage global reach – Urjanet’s network of 2,300+ global utility providers offers a global gateway for millions of businesses to verify consumers across new markets and geographies.

“The compatibility of our business models makes perfect sense, as they are both built on the premise that personal data should be kept in the consumer’s hands,” said David Thomas, CEO and Co-Founder of Evident. “Data protection is a priority for both consumers and businesses – eliminating the need to store personally identifiable information (PII) limits organizations’ vulnerability to damaging data breaches.”

Evident’s unique distributed data model offers an innovative way to manage consumer data, leveraging powerful, distributed encryption keys to ensure that businesses can access the data they need without ever holding PII in a centralized location. In alignment, Urjanet’s user-permissioned model retrieves data on demand and directly from the provider, dependent on consumer consent for every data request.

Roomi, lets you rent rooms and find roommates in a verified community. From the very beginning, Roomi has attempted to build more trust into its platform and shared homes/roommate search process, by building more safety and security measures into vetting potential rooms and roommates so users can make more informed decisions on where they live and who with. It’s one of the first customers to leverage this combined solution and to see its immediate benefits. For Roomi, accurate proof of address is paramount to ensuring the safety and security of its users.

“Evident has helped us scale our business significantly with easy-to-use verification of roommates’ identities,” said Ajay Yadav, Founder and CEO of Roomi. “We were the first roommate finding app to give users the option of background checks and full ID verification under one platform and are committed to anything that adds further levels of verification or helps to ensure a smoother move-in experience for both listers and movers. Access to proof of address with Evident through their partnership with Urjanet will add even substantial more value, helping us keep our users and our business secure.”

The new alliance with Evident is a crucial part of Urjanet’s expansion into the digital identity ecosystem. “We are very excited to work with Evident in our collective mission to enhance security and mitigate risk for financial services providers,” said Urjanet CEO Sanjoy Malik. “In this rapidly evolving digital age, access to accurate, authoritative data is the key to higher confidence in verified identities, reduced fraud, and safety and security for businesses and their customers.”

About Evident
Evident is revolutionizing the way personal data is shared. Evident’s simple, secure Identity Assurance Platform lets businesses confidently know who they are dealing with without handling sensitive personal data. With connections to thousands of authoritative sources through a single API, Evident is the only platform that enables comprehensive, accurate and up to date identity and credential verifications without the risk and liability of holding personal information. For more information, visit http://www.evidentid.com.

About Urjanet
Urjanet, the global leader in alternative data aggregation from utilities, telecom and cable providers, simplifies how organizations access and use utility data, enabling them to focus on their business. Our technology collects, processes, and delivers data from over 5,000 electric, natural gas, water, waste, telecom, and cable utilities worldwide. The data we provide can be configured and integrated into any application to support an organization’s exact utility data needs. For more information, visit http://www.urjanet.com.

About Roomi:
Roomi lets you rent rooms and find roommates, within a verified community. It is the first platform to offer multiple verification features in one place, like background checks, ID verification and social media integration. Roomi also connects users through secure in-app messaging and allows them to securely pay the first month's rent via a one-off booking feature or recurring rent payments via RoomiPay.

Roomi was founded in 2015 by Ajay Yadav, it is headquartered in New York City and operates in 20+ cities including, London, Barcelona and Mexico. For additional information, please visit: http://www.roomiapp.com.

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