I read that Envato Author ID check has begun last year and I received the email a couple of days back. I tried to know more about why this they rolled out this process and all I could get is -
verifying the identity of our author accounts is critically important to maintaining trust and is key to the ongoing success of authors, customers and our community alike.
I just want to know if this process is mandatory? Will account be terminated if I don’t complete the author ID check?
So it is written in the rules:
Unfortunately, if you do not wish to complete an ID check, or are not able to be successfully verified, you will not be able to continue earning as an Author on our platform.
More details you can find here Author ID Checks – Envato Author Help Center
Yo, thanks I missed the last part earlier.
You will be asked to take a selfie as part of our Envato Verify verification process, which will be compared to your Photo ID using facial recognition technology. The characteristics of your face are automatically captured and compared to your Photo ID to achieve this.
You confirm that you are the person in the Photo ID by opting into Envato Verify, and you consent to the processing of your biometric data for photo comparison purposes.
We recognize that such information is sensitive, and we will only use your Photo ID to complete Envato Verify. Our service provider Jumio Corporation, based in 395 Page Mill Rd, Suite 150, Palo Alto, California 94306, USA, and paci Kuwait civil id status will perform Envato Verify.