Creator of AgeID writes about the misconceptions concerning Digital Economy Act 2017

There are more than 4 million domains out there, hosting age sensitive content, says James Clark, creator of the UK-based age verification system AgeID. In this recent article, he tries to set his view straight on some of the misconceptions concerning the Digital Economy Act 2017 that has been discussed recently.

He is warning parents that ceasing to supervise their children’s browsing habits would be a mistake, believing that the law now adequately protects them. Talking about the protection of personal data, he insists that “when AgeID is live, the platform will not, and cannot store any age verification data. As soon as a customer enters their login credentials, AgeID anonymises them. This ensures AgeID does not have a list of email addresses. We cannot market to them, we cannot even see them!

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