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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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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…

Feb 17, 2023

Age verification for porn access supported across UK electorate, finds poll

A survey for right-leaning TV news channel GB News finds that 78 percent of the British public support age verification…

Jan 11, 2023

Success of age estimation, digital ID trials in UK lead to pressure for changes to the law

The influential British Retail Consortium (BRC) is calling for a change to the law to allow the use of age…

Jan 2, 2023

UK age verification pilots boost case for check-out facial estimation systems

The use of biometrics and other technologies for age verification to control alcohol sales in the UK showed age estimation…

Sep 5, 2022

UK age verification sector urges ICO not to follow European porn regulation

The Age Verification Providers Association (AVPA) has warned the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK data protection regulator, not to follow…

May 31, 2022

UK age verification: digital ID initiatives announced and updated

The private sector is continuing to experiment with age verification, in some cases proven through biometrics and digital ID. Yoti’s…

May 12, 2022

Age verification and digital wallets for minors: EU launches strategy for online child safety

The European Union has devised a new strategy to help protect its children online as more protective technologies become available…

Apr 20, 2022

Biometrics developers prominent in launch of North American age verifiers trade group

The Age Verification Providers Association (AVPA), a global industry body for age verification technology providers, is forming a U.S. division…

May 7, 2021

Innovative Technology certified for biometric age verification solutions

Innovative Technology (ITL) has received recognition from the Age Check Certification Scheme (ACCS) for its ICU face biometric age and…

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