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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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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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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”), […]