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AVPA on BBC Radio 4 World at One

AVPA on BBC Radio 4 World at One

We spoke to BBC Radio 4 World at One about the latest changes to the Online Safety Bill. We explained how age verification and age estimation can be used to apply age checks in proportion to the level of risk. And we warned how disappointed parents will be if they...

Answering Fraser Nelson’s questions

Answering Fraser Nelson’s questions

Fraser Nelson, Editor of The Spectator, has quite reasonably raised a list of questions he still has about the impact on free speech of the Online Safety Bill in this article: “The Online Safety Bill is still a censor’s charter“.  As many of these refer to age...

How do you regulate a foreign porn site?

How do you regulate a foreign porn site?

How do you regulate a foreign porn site? It may be the world-wide web, but governments are still generally national not international (the EU being the exception which proves that rule), so how can any one state hope to regulate the global Internet? Well, it is not...

How good are remote checks of identity documents?

How good are remote checks of identity documents?

There has been some controversy in Germany after a recent series of tweets demonstrated that it may be possible to tamper with real government-issed ID documents, and fool online identity checks  First of all, many AV providers do not rely solely this technology...

Doorsteps – the weakest link in AV

Doorsteps – the weakest link in AV

On a recent day out with my 11 year-old godson, both his father and I were surprised when he contributed to a conversation we were having about the risks of delivery services letting children get hold of age-restricted goods.  "It's easy," he announced. "You can just...

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