An article in The Verge reports on the increasing number of countries around the world exploring age verification as a mechanism to protect children online and warns that the broader privacy implications could affect everyone. Despite years of research seeking to establish a means to identify the age of online users, privacy campaigners remain unconvinced a suitable method exists. The digital rights group, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, claims age verification solutions are actually surveillance systems that will “lead us further towards an internet where our private data is collected and sold by default.”
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