AgeGO, the Age Verification solution with the industry’s largest reach is attending The European Summit in Cascais, 1 – 4 March. Meet with AgeGO at their meet market table 133 or email email@example.com to book a meeting.
On 15th July 2019, this Act of Parliament comes into full force as UK law. The aim of the Digital Economy Act (DEA 2017) is to build a better infrastructure for the UK’s digital future and to provide vital protections for minors from age-restricted online content.
The UK Government has appointed the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) as the age verification regulator because of their long and proven experience in classifying films, videos, websites, etc.
This new UK law has a direct effect on online commercial pornography services (websites and apps) including all +18 visual content (paid for or free to access), adult dating platforms, +18 e-commerce, etc.
From April 2018 all these commercial pornographic services that are accessible from the UK are required to include front page age-verification controls which will prevent children from seeing content that isn’t appropriate for them.
It is each websites responsibility to provide a front page age verification solution to verify a UK users age before they can access the content within the website and also block access to the website’s content if the user is under 18 years of age. Failure to comply in verifying users ages will lead to substantial fines of up to £250,000 and the website will be blocked within the UK.
AgeGO will offer a BBFC certified age verification technology solution that website owners can easily integrate into their websites, it works like a widget. AgeGO allows UK consumers to choose 1 of several different approved age verification methods such as: Driving Licence, Passport, Mobile Phone or Credit Card. All age verification is totally anonymous, 100% free to the user and their data is fully protected in compliance with GDPR.