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Could age-related eligibility checks be part of the solution in the war against hackers?

Chinese toymaker V-Tech have become the latest victims of the biggest ever cyber-attack targeting children and their parents resulting in such private information as photos, dates of birth and email addresses of 6.5 million children being stolen. Surely, if we are to learn anything from this it is that the risky practice […]

Age Checks At Point Of Payment Cheapest, Most Effective Solution To Protecting Underage Online

Key symposium of privacy experts call for Ministers to legislate for age check mechanisms to be included at point of payment. November 26th, 2015- Although a number of the major adult content providers in the world have publicly committed to deploying age checking solutions on their platforms to prevent children […]

ONLINE AGE CHECKING 5-18 YEAR OLDS: Meeting Business and Legal Requirements, Enabling enhanced e-safeguarding and the protection of children and young people’s iRights.

Dr. Rachel O’Connell There are well-established principles that operate in the offline world such as: that it is the sellers of age-restricted goods and services that are expected to check the age of a customer wishing to make a purchase. To date in an online context, the challenge has been […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

ONLINE AGE CHECKING 5-18 YEAR OLDS: Meeting Business and Legal Requirements, Enabling enhanced e-safeguarding and the protection of children and young people’s iRights.

Dr. Rachel O’Connell There are well-established principles that operate in the offline world such as: that it is the sellers of age-restricted goods and services that are expected to check the age of a customer wishing to make a purchase. To date in an online context, the challenge has been […]

Could age-related eligibility checks be part of the solution in the war against hackers?

Chinese toymaker V-Tech have become the latest victims of the biggest ever cyber-attack targeting children and their parents resulting in such private information as photos, dates of birth and email addresses of 6.5 million children being stolen. Surely, if we are to learn anything from this it is that the risky practice […]

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 […]

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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Age Checks At Point Of Payment Cheapest, Most Effective Solution To Protecting Underage Online

Key symposium of privacy experts call for Ministers to legislate for age check mechanisms to be included at point of payment. November 26th, 2015- Although a number of the major adult content providers in the world have publicly committed to deploying age checking solutions on their platforms to prevent children […]

Could age-related eligibility checks be part of the solution in the war against hackers?

Chinese toymaker V-Tech have become the latest victims of the biggest ever cyber-attack targeting children and their parents resulting in such private information as photos, dates of birth and email addresses of 6.5 million children being stolen. Surely, if we are to learn anything from this it is that the risky practice […]

ONLINE AGE CHECKING 5-18 YEAR OLDS: Meeting Business and Legal Requirements, Enabling enhanced e-safeguarding and the protection of children and young people’s iRights.

Dr. Rachel O’Connell There are well-established principles that operate in the offline world such as: that it is the sellers of age-restricted goods and services that are expected to check the age of a customer wishing to make a purchase. To date in an online context, the challenge has been […]

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 […]

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 […]