CIPL releases Age Assurance & Age Verification Tools Roundtable results

20/03/2023 | Privacy & Infosec Law Blog

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) has published the key takeaways from a virtual roundtable on the role of age assurance and age verification tools. CIPL highlights six takeaways:

  • The nature of the service and the risk to children are critical factors in determining whether age assurance is required.
  • No single methodology is better than others, but some may be more appropriate than others depending on the specific use case.
  • Adequate age assurance criteria and risk taxonomy guidance are required to conduct risk assessments.
  • Effective age assurance tools should continually consider children’s behaviour and motivation.
  • Age assurance should be used in conjunction with other tools to keep children safe online.
  • Information sharing is essential for the development of age verification and assurance standards and certifications.

Read the full summary document.

In October 2022, CIPL published a white paper on protecting children’s privacy.

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