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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...

Age Verification, privacy and data…

Age Verification, privacy and data…

A YouGov survey for the Open Rights Group reports today that 78% of UK adults would not be willing to upload ID in order to access adult websites including pornography.  The principal reasons given by those holding this view are that 64% of them 'don't trust the...

The coming of Age to advertising

The coming of Age to advertising

There was a deep sense of shock across the advertising industry when the UK government announced a blanket ban on digital advertising for foods High in Fat, Salt and Sugar (HFSS).  With the backing of 79% of respondents to an earlier consultation, the Department of...

AVPA welcomes ground-breaking and world-leading legislation to make the internet a safer place for children.

AVPA seeks clarification of UK Government policies

In response to the reply we received from officials at the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, we have again  written to the Secretary of State to seek clarification of the government's policies, ahead of the imminent publication of a re-draft of the...

Government delaying AV for porn again!

Government delaying AV for porn again!

We have recevied a deeply concerning reply from DCMS confirming that they will be delaying the implementation of age verification for pornography but another 2-3 years. We had written urging they include pornography on the face of the Online Safety Bill; we had hoped...