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By February 8, 2021February 9th, 2021Partner Announcements and Sterling Announce Exclusive Partnership for Innovative Identity Verification Solutions

The exclusive partnership between Sterling and advances identity verification, background screening, and hiring:

  • 40,000+ businesses and organizations rely on Sterling’s tech-enabled services to conduct over 100 million background searches annually.
  • More than 35 million Americans have digital wallets and one million more are added every 13 days.
  • Verifying identity at the start of the screening process helps employers trust information received from workers and improves screening quality while deterring identity fraud.
  • The companies are collaborating on solving additional challenges for remote hiring to strengthen and speed hiring practices during a time of increased urgency and mobility.

“This is exactly the kind of innovative partnership we like to see from two leaders in the field,” said Travis Jarae, CEO of One World Identity (OWI), a leading identity research and advisory firm. “As identity applications evolve, these intersections across solution segments are shaping next-generation strategies.”

The partnership expands on the existing, widely adopted digital identity wallet that is used by over 35 million people. In addition, employers can request identity verified at different levels of trust all the way up to NIST 800-63-3 IAL2/AAL2. A video chat option ensures that all workers can verify online.

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ID. me

ID. me simplifies how individuals prove and share their identity online.’s next-generation identity platform meets the highest federal standards for online identity proofing and authentication, without compromising access for hard-to-identify groups.’s technology is used by almost 30MM individuals and 500 partners, including federal and state agencies, healthcare organizations, financial institutions, retailers, and nonprofits.