AgeID announced to the industry at European Summit

AgeID, a secure online age verification tool, has been officially announced today.

The product has been introduced to fully comply with the impending regulation on adult content websites soon to be enforced under the Digital Economy Act 2017, and regulated by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).

AgeID has been successfully implemented in Germany since 2015 in compliance with the German Media Authority regulations.

AgeID will be available to every adult content website accessible within the UK, providing immediate compliance with the legislation.

The platform will be made available free of charge for all independent UK studios, producers and bloggers. In order to apply, contact info@ageid.com.

For non-UK based providers, AgeID will costed at a non-variable flat fee based on an estimate of their UK-only traffic. By joining the AgeID Network, outlets will be part of a trusted network of adult sites

With AgeID, all users accessing adult websites from within the UK will be prompted to ‘Verify my Age’, creating a secure login for all future access. Of great benefit to content providers, users will be able to seamlessly browse between all AgeID protected sites and use multiple devices without the need for repeated verification.

The user’s age will be verified by a simple ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ via regulator approved methodology, which will be conducted by third party age verification companies, with no personal information stored on the AgeID platform. The only data retained will be standard technical data to prevent fraud, and an encrypted, one-way hashed, anonymised login which provides a single sign-on for the user.

AgeID will be launched in line with The Digital Economy Act 2017, which is currently set to be implemented from April 2018 but is yet to be finalised by the UK Government.

James Clark, AgeID spokesperson, said: “We have created a tool to comply with the impending UK legislation, which will create a trusted network of adult sites at a fair price to ensure the sustained creation of adult content.

“Our product fully supports the UK adult industry and enables those of legal age to securely and privately access adult websites through a one-time verification process, while protecting children from stumbling across age inappropriate content.”

 

For further information, please contact AgeID@thephagroup.com