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Frequently Asked Questions for consumers

Age Appropriate Design Code

Can age verification providers confirm the age of children so I can comply with the AADC?u

Age Verification – General

Can I just verify my age once, and then access all age-restricted websites?u
Do I need to repeat age verification each time I use a restricted website?u
How and when is the law on online sales of offensive weapons changingu
How does Age Verification differ from identity assurance?u
How does this affect retail collection points, couriers and other delivery servicesu
Is age verification the same as age assurance?u
Isn’t it sufficient to enter my date of birth, or send a scan of my driving licence?u
What is the current law on selling knives and other offensive weapons onlineu
What methods of age verification are available?u
What standard of age verification for online alcohol sales is required in the UK?u

Age Verification – Offensive Weapons

How and when is the law on online sales of offensive weapons changingu
How does this affect retail collection points, couriers and other delivery servicesu
What is the current law on selling knives and other offensive weapons onlineu

Age Verification – Online Alcohol Sales

Isn’t it sufficient to enter my date of birth, or send a scan of my driving licence?u
What standard of age verification for online alcohol sales is required in the UK?u

Age Verification – Online Dating

Is online dating age-restricted?u
What laws and regulations will affect online dating in future?u
Will age verification prevent dating fraud and other associated crime?u
Will users of dating apps be put off by having to prove their age?u

Age Verification – Online Pornography (under the UKDigital Economy Act 2017)

Can’t you use a Virtual Private Network to get around the law?u
Doesn’t this create a “hackers’ charter” by creating lists of an individual’s browsing history?u
Were privacy, security and accuracy concerns addressed comprehensively?u
Why do we need age verification for online pornographyu
Won’t technology such as DNS over HTTPS make enforcement impossible?u
Would there not be thousands of sites that did not comply?u

Age Verification – Social Media

Are age assurance techniques sufficient?u
Can age verification providers check ages below 18?u
Why should social media platforms verify users are over 13?u

AVPA Membership

What does the AVPA Code of Conduct Cover?u
What standards do AVPA members applyu
Why should I check age verification is being provided by an AVPA memberu

euCONSENT

What is the euCONSENT project?u

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