Anne Longfield: Tech companies are able to create effective age verification systems

The Children’s Commissioner reacted to the social media firms who claim that they are unable to set up age verification systems for the protection of minors but they have the technology to implement other innovative things. Anne Longfield mentioned that…

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The new legislation about age verification in UK involves risks for users. AGEify can be the solution

As it is well known by now, in a few weeks the Digital Act legislation will come into force in the UK, enforcing the proper age verification of the British citizens from pornographic websites.

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“We will live to regret it” if we do not protect minors from adult content

On the basis of the legislation taken in United Kingdom, the minister of State for Mental Health, Jim Daly mentioned that the Government must enact new laws for websites with pornographic content about the age verification. According to other legislations…

Sale of tobacco products: Walmart increases the minimum age to 21

Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in the United States, announced the prohibition on buying vaping products from people under the age of 21, starting in July. Walmart will increase the minimum age for buying tobacco products on July 1, taking…

UKGC: New rules come into force today for gambling operators

New rules are to be implemented today, on Tuesday, 7 May about age verification procedures and systems for online operators. UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) decided that it is imperative be taken strict measures that will prohibit the uncontrollable access to…

UK: New legislation about online pornography will be implemented in July

On 15 July 2019, UK will be the first country to implement measures about age verification for online pornography in order to ensure the protection of minors and user’s data. This means that websites with pornographic content must create effective…

UK data watchdog: limits on social media for minors

UK data watchdog set restrictions on social media and their use of people who are under 18 years old in order to prevent minors. Specifically, the UK wants to make social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat more responsible…

Underage vaping: Juul must respond to the Senate letter until April 25

Democratic U.S. senators made a survey about the famous vaping company Juul in San Francisco in order to limit the growing sale of vaping products to minors. The lawmakers sent a letter to the company to answer some of their…

Northland Police: 3 of 31 stores sell alcoholic products

After a survey conducted by Northland police and health officials, it was found that 3 of 31 stores, sold alcohol to minors. Specifically, Northland District Health Board and Police staff conducted last week two Controlled Purchase Operations (CPOs) at licensed…

New gambling regulator in Ireland by 2020

The new gambling regulator started functioning and is to be implemented by 2020 and specifically in 18 months, in Ireland, as it would need legislative approvals. Betting companies receive their license from the Revenue Commissioners as there is no other…

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