Why join AFODD?
Membership will provide your business with a commercial advantage and ensure that you are at the heart of influencing the future of online search practices. AFODD membership consist of an Association of high quality and professional organisations representing end users, resellers, and standards bodies.
AFODD will be a self regulatory organisation, pre-empting what would otherwise be the statutory regulation of the online DD sector.
Why select an AFODD member?
This association has been formed to provide confidence to all organisations that want to use internet searches for pre-employment, investor due diligence and KYC purposes. Using one of our members means the information provided is from a reputable organisation and has been obtained entirely within the law through access to publicly held information on the internet.
When organisations choose their online due diligence services from a member of AFODD they have the assurance of professionalism and quality.
The rigorous membership criteria mean that when you choose an AFODD member, you can have confidence that you are entrusting the reputation and security of your organisation into good hands.
AFODD members are at the cutting edge of standards development for online due diligence. It is intended that AFODD codes of practice will be developed into British, European and Global Standards. This means consumers can be confident that AFODD members reflect current best practice in delivering online products and services.
POSS – Personnel Online Screening Standard
POSS is the first standard to address OSINT and Publicly Accessible Online Data. It will provide consumers with confidence that DD is only carried out by qualified people with the consent of the candidate, either at the pre-employment stage or during employment and that the requirements of UK data protection laws and GDPR are satisfied.