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Age assurance is a fast moving sector, with new methods being developed all the time.  Currently, checks can be conducted using:

  • Identity Documents (Passport, Driving Licence, PASS Scheme cards)
  • Credit reference agency data
  • Electoral Roll
  • Mobile Phone account records
  • Social analysis
  • Facial image analysis and other biometrics e.g  voiceprints
  • Digital ID apps
  • Online banking

Each of these, alone or in combination, verify age to a different level of assurance.  Regulators can determine the level of assurance they require for each use.