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An insight into the ‘engineering for Age Verification’

Guest contributor: Phil Archer is Data Activity Lead at W3C As Abraham Lincoln said: “we cannot escape history” and, although it’s 7 years since I was directly involved in online safety, it was interesting to read Rachel’s blog post on age verification. As I said briefly in my comments, I asked around the virtual W3C […]

Regulator welcomes Government consultation to restrict children’s access to adult content hosted in UK and overseas.

Guest contributor: Pete Johnson, CEO, ATVOD The Authority for Television on Demand (“ATVOD”) has been at the forefront of maximizing protection of minors from harmful media content since it was designated as the regulator of UK on-demand services in 2010. We regulate the editorial content of ‘On Demand Programme Services’ (“ODPS”), […]

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  Trust Elevate is a policy, regulatory and legal consultancy for tech businesses. Trust Elevate is also developing Business Intelligence (BI) solutions to support companies in meeting their compliance needs At Trust Elevate, we value debate and the ability to pre-empt and comment accurately on change in the legal, regulatory […]

The Personal Public Service Number Can Be Used To Better Protect Children Online

Robust online age verification for both children and young people wishing to access a range of products and services online, including via mobile devices, is regarded by many as essential to improving children’s safety online. In Ireland the average age at which children start using the Internet is 9 years of […]

Privacy Preserving Access to Age-Gated Adult Pornography

  One of the longest standing online child safety issues for parents, businesses, regulators and governments relates to concerns about the ease with which children and young people can access adult rated content, in particular, pornography online. A number of years ago there were concerns about young people accessing online […]

It Is Time To Get Serious About Age Verification

“The recent NSPCC Childline campaign announced should serve as a wake‐up call to those who are serious about ensuring that parents can allow their children to explore the internet in safety, with confidence that they can be protected by effective age verification processes”, said Independent Crossbench Peer Lord Erroll, announcing the […]

Is Cameron proposing to legislate, inadvertently, for a Police State in the UK? Why citizens should urge caution, balance and proportionality

Last week British Prime Minister David Cameron prompted feverish reactions amongst privacy advocates and technologists in response to his proposals to revive legislation, previously dubbed as the Snooper’s charter. Various media outlets ran headlines with the claim that the legislative changes proposed by Cameron would allow the UK government to ban […]

Lessons to be Learnt: Effective Age Verification Techniques Online

Effective Age Verification Techniques- lessons to be learnt from the online gambling industry Programme of research conducted by Oxford Internet Institute, Victoria Nash, Rachel O’Connell, Bendert Zevenbergen, Allison Mishkin This cross-national research project focuses on the operation and efficacy of age verification techniques as employed by the European online gambling […]

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Ethical Privacy Guidelines for Mobile Connectivity Measurements: Interview with Oxford Internet Institute’s Ben Zevenbergen

To make sense of today’s increasingly complex Internet architecture, network researchers collect and share datasets of network measurements, from detailed individual-level traces to data aggregated on a regional level. The OII’s Ben Zevenbergen discusses the recommendations of the Ethical Privacy Guidelines for Mobile Connectivity Measurements project, which is aimed at […]

The Personal Public Service Number Can Be Used To Better Protect Children Online

Robust online age verification for both children and young people wishing to access a range of products and services online, including via mobile devices, is regarded by many as essential to improving children’s safety online. In Ireland the average age at which children start using the Internet is 9 years of […]

Is Cameron proposing to legislate, inadvertently, for a Police State in the UK? Why citizens should urge caution, balance and proportionality

Last week British Prime Minister David Cameron prompted feverish reactions amongst privacy advocates and technologists in response to his proposals to revive legislation, previously dubbed as the Snooper’s charter. Various media outlets ran headlines with the claim that the legislative changes proposed by Cameron would allow the UK government to ban […]

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An insight into the ‘engineering for Age Verification’

Guest contributor: Phil Archer is Data Activity Lead at W3C As Abraham Lincoln said: “we cannot escape history” and, although it’s 7 years since I was directly involved in online safety, it was interesting to read Rachel’s blog post on age verification. As I said briefly in my comments, I asked around the virtual W3C […]

Regulator welcomes Government consultation to restrict children’s access to adult content hosted in UK and overseas.

Guest contributor: Pete Johnson, CEO, ATVOD The Authority for Television on Demand (“ATVOD”) has been at the forefront of maximizing protection of minors from harmful media content since it was designated as the regulator of UK on-demand services in 2010. We regulate the editorial content of ‘On Demand Programme Services’ (“ODPS”), […]

Lessons to be Learnt: Effective Age Verification Techniques Online

Effective Age Verification Techniques- lessons to be learnt from the online gambling industry Programme of research conducted by Oxford Internet Institute, Victoria Nash, Rachel O’Connell, Bendert Zevenbergen, Allison Mishkin This cross-national research project focuses on the operation and efficacy of age verification techniques as employed by the European online gambling […]