Configuring Global Data Consortium Worldview

Global Data Consortium (GDC) Worldview is a data provider that enables you to run the Electronic identity check.

How it works

This is the default behaviour for a variant of the Electronic identity check with GDC Worldview as the data provider.

The check is performed by searching for the individual’s details (name, address, and, when available, date of birth, national identity number, phone number, email address, and gender) in the sources supplied by Worldview.

The check passes when a 2+2 result is achieved, which happens when either of these conditions are true:

  1. The individual’s full name and address are matched in one source and the individual’s full name and date of birth are matched in a second source.
  2. The individual's full name and address are matched in one source and the individual's full name and identity number are matched in a second source.
  3. The individual’s full name and address are matched in two distinct sources.

If a 2+2 result cannot be achieved, the check looks for a 1+1 result.

The check returns a partial match when a 1+1 result is achieved, which happens when the following condition is true: The individual’s full name and address are matched in one source.

If the conditions are not met for a 2+2 result or a 1+1 result, the check fails.

If the individual’s profile doesn’t have data for the required fields, the check returns an error.

With some countries, you can only achieve 1+1 results. See Supported countries to get the complete list of countries you can use to achieve 1+1 results and 2+2 results.
By default, the Electronic identity check does not confirm the validity of the individual’s national identity number. If you want to use this check to confirm the validity of the national identity number, use the Identity number is one of the required fields configuration option.

Configuration options

You have the following configuration options:

  • Pass check on 1+1 results: When this option is selected, the check passes when a 1+1 result is achieved. When this configuration option is used, partial matches are never returned.
  • Date of birth is required for 1+1 and 2+2 results: When this option is selected, it’s only possible for the check to achieve a 2+2 result or a 1+1 result when the individual’s date of birth is matched in Worldview's sources. In other words, a 2+2 result is only achieved if the individual’s full name and address are matched in one source and the individual’s full name and date of birth are matched in a second source. A 1+1 result is only achieved when the individual’s full name, date of birth, and address are matched in one source.
  • Identity number is one of the required fields: When this option is selected, it’s only possible for the check to achieve a 2+2 result or a 1+1 result when the individual’s identity number is matched in Worldview's sources. In other words, a 2+2 result is only achieved if the individual's full name and address are matched in one source and the individual’s full name and identity number are matched in a second source. A 1+1 result is only achieved when the individual’s full name, address, and identity number are matched in one source.
When the Date of birth is required for 1+1 and 2+2 results and Identity number is one of the required fields configuration options are both used, a 2+2 result can only be achieved when one of the following conditions is true: 1) The individual's full name and address are matched in one source, and the individual's full name, date of birth, and identity number are matched in a second source; 2) The individual's full name, address, and identity number are matched in one source, and the individual's full name and date of birth are matched in a second source; 3) The individual's full name, date of birth, and address are matched in one source, and the individual's full name and identity number are matched in a second source. A 1+1 result can only be achieved when the individual’s full name, date of birth, address, and identity number are matched in one source.

What we’ll need

Let us know that you’d like to add a variant of the Electronic identity check with Worldview and which configuration options you’d like to use. We’ll set it up for you.

If you have a direct agreement with Worldview, we’ll also need your:

  • Username
  • Password
  • Tenant
  • Subdomain

If you would like your searches to include sources from Australia, Canada, and/or Hong Kong that require additional consent (e.g. Canada's CRD1 and Hong Kong's CRD4), please provide us with the Worldview account number for each country. To get the full list of data sources that require consent and will not be searched, see GDC's Consent Guide.

For help getting this information, please speak to your Worldview account manager.

Currently, it is not possible to search sources from India that require additional consent.

Testing your configuration

Once the check variant is configured, follow these steps in your demo environment to test whether it's working as expected.

When the check variant is configured to pass on 2+2 results (default configuration):

  1. Does the check pass when a 2+2 result is achieved? To run the test, create any individual profile and run the check variant. If the check passes, it’s working as expected.
  2. Does the check return a partial match when a 1+1 result is achieved? To run the test, create an individual profile with "1+1" as a given name or surname (e.g. "Alex 1+1 Wheeler") and run the check variant. If the check returns a partial match, it’s working as expected.
  3. Does the check fail when the conditions are not met for a 2+2 result or a 1+1 result? To run the test, create an individual profile with "FAIL" as a given name or surname (e.g. "Alex FAIL Wheeler") and run the check variant. If the check fails, it’s working as expected.

When the check variant is configured to pass on 1+1 results:

  1. Does the check pass when a 1+1 result is achieved? To run the test, create an individual profile with "1+1" as a given name or surname (e.g. "Alex 1+1 Wheeler") and run the check variant. If the check passes, it’s working as expected.
  2. Does the check fail when the conditions are not met for a 1+1 result? To run the test, create an individual profile with "FAIL" as a given name or surname (e.g. "Alex FAIL Wheeler") and run the check variant. If the check fails, it’s working as expected.
The test words are not case-sensitive.

Required and optional profile fields

These are the profile details searched in Worldview's sources:

Name

Description

First name(s) (personal_details.name.given_names)

Required

The individual’s first and, if applicable, middle names.

Surname (personal_details.name.family_name)

Required

The individual’s last name.

Addresses (address_history)

Required

The individual’s address history.

Date of birth (personal_details.dob)

Optional

This field is required when the Date of birth is required for 1+1 and 2+2 results configuration option is used.

The individual’s date of birth.

National identity number (personal_details.national_identity_number)

Optional

This field is required for all countries when the Identity number is one of the required fields configuration option is used.

The individual’s national identity number for their registered country.

Phone number (contact_details.phone_number)

Optional

The individual's phone number.

Email address (contact_details.email)

Optional

The individual's email address.

Gender (personal_details.gender)

Optional

The individual's gender. Leave unset for non-binary genders.

Supported countries

Whether you have a direct agreement or a reseller agreement, there are a small number of data sources that require consent. These sources are only searched if you have provided your account number(s) during configuration. To learn more, see What we'll need.

Direct agreement

The countries you can use to run checks will be listed in your agreement with GDC Worldview.

Out of those countries, any that GDC Worldview classifies as AML can return 1+1 or 2+2 results. Any that are classified as eIDV will return 1+1 results only.

To see which countries are classified as eIDV or AML, see GDC Worldview's country coverage.

Reseller agreement

The following countries can return 1+1 or 2+2 results:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

The following countries return 1+1 results only:

  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • UAE
  • Uruguay


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