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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 […]

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 […]

Do you “own” personal data?

Guest contributor: Robin Wilton, Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy, Trust and Identity Initiatives group, The Internet Society (Robin will be speaking at the upcoming symposium entitled Online Age Checking: The Time Has Come.. which will be held at the British Library, September 22, 2015) I’ve been meaning to re-write this […]

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”), […]

Welcome to the Trust Elevate Blog

  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 […]

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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 […]

Legislation Designed to Encourage Businesses to Respect The Rights Of The Child Online: GDPR, AVMSD and eIDAS

Dr Rachel O’Connell 2016 is a pivotal year for the future of the Internet and its governance, as Internet-related issues are high on the political agenda, with the principal concerns being human rights, privacy, security and countering terrorism. This year brings opportunities to shape a model of Internet governance that […]

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 […]

A Guide to the Digital Economy Bill: Restricting Children’s Access to Online Pornography

This post examines Part 3 of the UK’s Digital Economy Bill, which requires online pornography sites to limit children’s access to adult content. It discusses the related legal, policy and technical drivers that apply across Europe that will extend the requirement to conduct age checks beyond online pornography providers to apply […]

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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 […]

A Guide to the Digital Economy Bill: Restricting Children’s Access to Online Pornography

This post examines Part 3 of the UK’s Digital Economy Bill, which requires online pornography sites to limit children’s access to adult content. It discusses the related legal, policy and technical drivers that apply across Europe that will extend the requirement to conduct age checks beyond online pornography providers to apply […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]