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The Age Verification Providers Association

The Age Verification Providers Association is a not-for-profit global trade body representing almost 30 organizations who provide privacy-preserving, audited and certified age assurance solutions (both age verification and age estimation), proportionate to the risk of harm. The AVPA was formed in 2018 and is expanding rapidly as the age and identity provider industry grows. Age assurance has emerged to be a key driver of the wider market for digital identity.

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‘Highly effective age assurance’ poorly defined in Ofcom consult, says AVPA

The Age Verification Provider’s Association (AVPA) has issued an extensive response to the UK regulator’s consultation on “Protecting children from…

Jul 5, 2024

AVPA ditches support for California age assurance bill after amendment

The Age Verification Provider’s Association (AVPA) has withdrawn its support for California’s online age verification bill in response to amendments…

Jul 2, 2024

Porn sites try different tacks to wriggle out of US age assurance obligation

The most popular network of pornography sites on the internet is blocking access by users in five more states as…

Jun 7, 2024

Online age checks blasted by US rights group, researchers

Online age checks are threatening Americans’ constitutional rights, according to a free speech advocacy group and a team of academics….

May 27, 2024

Age verification comes to social media as age of unregulated use nears an end

If trends continue, social media is set to follow in the path of cigarettes: an activity benefitting early from lax…

May 8, 2024

Ofcom’s new Children’s Safety Codes require “highly effective age checks”

Ofcom has dropped the proverbial hammer on age-sensitive internet services, releasing an update that sets out more than 40 practical…

Apr 18, 2024

Yoti and Luciditi demo interoperable age assurance through PKI

A method of using public key infrastructure (PKI) to enable interoperability among age assurance providers and systems was shared at…

Apr 11, 2024

Parental consent in focus at day 3 of Global Age Assurance Standards Summit

Day three of the Global Age Assurance Standards Summit hosted speakers presenting on how to use decentralized digital identity for…

Apr 9, 2024

Age assurance standards progress towards consensus, away from ‘biometrics’

Age assurance processes like facial age estimation do not require the isolation and processing of personal identifiers, unlike biometric identification….

Apr 5, 2024

AVPA calls UK government to legalize digital age assurance

An age verification trade organization is urging the UK government to swiftly adopt regulations allowing stores to use age assurance…

Mar 11, 2024

Texas’ online age verification law upheld on appeal

Imposing age verification for access to pornography does not violate the First Amendment, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals…

Feb 28, 2024

Age checks are here and increasing fast; the race to strike privacy balance is on

Any system for the online age checks that are being introduced for access to pornography and other online content will…

Feb 14, 2024

The UK’s Online Safety Act is live; now for the hard part

The UK’s pioneering regulatory effort on internet safety has provided direction and arrived at a significant consensus on desired outcomes,…

Feb 12, 2024

AVPA flags AI, distrust in government and big tech as hurdles for age verification

On February 27 at 10am EST, Biometric Update will host a webinar entitled Age Verification: Lessons Learned from the UK,…

Jan 31, 2024

Privately, ACCS, Idiap and AVPA join forces to protect age estimation from generative AI

Generative AI services are emerging that can potentially be used to thwart online facial age estimation systems, just as those…

Dec 7, 2023

Panel explores how to do age assurance and in the face of ‘legislative tsunami’

Age assurance technologies have become an issue of global concern, with consequent regulatory disorder. In “Getting Age Assurance Right,” a…

Aug 9, 2023

Yoti and AVPA call for bias measurement in NIST age estimation assessments

The planned assessment of age estimation algorithms by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology should note the distribution…

May 19, 2023

Optimism abounds about the future of online child safety at Westminster policy event

A group of experts gathered together at a Westminster eForum policy conference to discuss the “Next steps for online safety…

Apr 11, 2023

Age assurance tech providers wrestle with growing demand, privacy concerns

Age assurance is one of the hottest topics in digital identity at the moment, but does not necessarily need to…

Mar 22, 2023

AVPA responds to EFF report on age verification

As more U.S. states consider laws to require proof of age before accessing websites with a certain level of content…

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