With a traditional ID document, when you show the document to someone, they can read all the information that’s on it, even though not all of it might be relevant. This can be an infringement of your privacy. For example, if you show someone your driving license to prove that you’re old enough to buy alcohol or to enter a cinema, they can also see the date of your birthday and your home address.
Because Yoti splits up the information on your document into separate ‘attributes’, this means you can share the particular attributes you need in any given situation, and keep the rest private. For example, you can just share the fact that you are over 18, without having to reveal your actual birthday. This approach is called ‘data minimisation’, and is in line with the EU’s GDPR data protection laws.