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What are the types of data sources used for

The following data sources are commonly used for

  • MNO: Active data from leading Mobile Network Operators’ special cases
  • Citizen: Data sourced from either a utility or government-issued database that is enhanced and updated with other source files such as public data, change of address, postal data, property data, and data pooling with other organizations.
  • Consumer: Data sourced from direct marketing campaigns.
  • Credit: The data is derived from a registered credit agency or bureau, which manages consumer credit information on individuals with consumer credit history in that country.
  • Electoral Roll: The government collates and issued data for all citizens in a country who are enrolled to vote.
  • Government Issued: The government collated and issued databases or information. This includes national insurance numbers, driver’s licenses and passports.
  • National ID: Government collated and issued data for countries that have a singular, national identification system with an associated number.
  • Property Files: Data issued by the government or other accredited sources detailing ownership of property within a given country.
  • Public Data/Resident Files: Mixed source which may include utility, consumer, and other public information.
  • Utility: Data issued for a national utility provider which includes telephone, gas, electricity, or water.
  • Watchlists (OFAC, DFAT, EU, etc.): Watchlists and country sanction program list screening is available against a range of lists.
  • Other Identity Validation: Validation of national identity numbers, social security numbers, national health numbers, or other key country indicators of Identity. Also includes validation of the unique reference number at the bottom of the global passport machine readable zone (MRZ), which specifies that it is valid and also includes the Individual’s name and date of birth.