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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 […]

Developing Trust has real value for commerce

Guest contributor: Sandy Porter – co-founder and strategy director of Avoco Secure. My personal life offline is a complex arrangement of multi-directional trust. My Online relationships and most offline ones with commerce and organisations, is in the main one directional; companies establish if they trust me and in the main do […]

Blockchain, Identity the Burden of Proof…

Guest contributor:David Yates, Research Analyst at Entiq Having just spent almost 10 years thinking, reading and writing about identity, I thought, or perhaps I had hoped, that such things were behind me. Throwing myself into the cryptographic world of blockchain seemed like distraction enough; but here, in the world of […]

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 […]

Online Age Checking and Video Content Labelling Standards: At Last, A Viable Approach

Guest contributor:Mr Alistair Kelman, Director and CEO Cachebox TV Limited This September’s Symposium on Online Age Verification comes at a critical time for television broadcasters and VOD providers such as Netflix and SKY NOW.  On Friday, as chair of the UKCCIS Age Verification Group, Dr O’Connell published an outline of a proposed proof of […]

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 […]

The Need for a Coherent Approach Towards Age Verification: A US Perspective

Guest contributor: Claire Quinn, Director of PRIVO-Cert™. Privacy Vaults Online, Inc., d/b/a PRIVO is an FTC-approved, neutral third-party Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Safe Harbor and identity & consent service provider. (Claire will be attending Trust Elevate’s Online Age Checking: The Time Has Come…which will be held at the […]

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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 […]

The Need for a Coherent Approach Towards Age Verification: A US Perspective

Guest contributor: Claire Quinn, Director of PRIVO-Cert™. Privacy Vaults Online, Inc., d/b/a PRIVO is an FTC-approved, neutral third-party Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Safe Harbor and identity & consent service provider. (Claire will be attending Trust Elevate’s Online Age Checking: The Time Has Come…which will be held at the […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

Those who respect the privacy of young people online look set to inherit the on-line world

Guest contributor:Mr Philip Virgo, Advisory Board, Digital Policy Alliance (Philip will be a panelist at the upcoming symposium Online Age Checking: The Time Has Come…which will be held at the British Library, September 22, 2015)  Recent surveys indicate that the “Millennial” generation is losing faith in the security of on-line players […]

Blockchain, Identity the Burden of Proof…

Guest contributor:David Yates, Research Analyst at Entiq Having just spent almost 10 years thinking, reading and writing about identity, I thought, or perhaps I had hoped, that such things were behind me. Throwing myself into the cryptographic world of blockchain seemed like distraction enough; but here, in the world of […]