The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has released an updated version of its age assurance Opinion, originally published in October 2021. The 2024 update provides guidance to online services on how to comply with age assurance regulations. It takes into consideration the technological and legislative developments over the past two years and explains how organisations can meet their data protection obligations while complying with the Online Safety Act 2023 (OSA). Age assurance measures are an important part of the Age-Appropriate Design Code. As such, the update clarifies how they can be used to reduce risks and comply with the code. The ICO will continue to review and update the Opinion to keep up with technological, legislative, and policy changes.
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