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February 16, 2016  1:19 PM

C Plan – A Plan For Consent‐Based, Confidential, Online Age Verification

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

This was published by the Digital Policy Alliance in March 2015 and used to help brief politicians on why robust Age Checking processes had the support of a critical mass of on-line publishers and retailers who would also help deliver any political...

February 16, 2016  11:42 AM

An idea whose time has come: robust on-line age-checking – and not just for access to pornography

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ATVOD, Data breach, DCMS, oix, On-line, Yoti

The announcement of the DCMS consultation "Child Safety Online: age checking for Pornography" is most welcome.  As yet, however, the

December 31, 2015  11:01 AM

Will Ofcom drop the ATVOD ball on age checking and content regulation tomorrow?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ATVOD, Ofcom, Watershed

Tomorrow Ofcom takes control of "on demand" content back from ATVOD and s said to plan to align it more closely with linear TV.

Last year the Prime Minister

September 18, 2015  10:55 AM

“On-line Age Checking – the time has come”: why it matters to YOUR business

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ATVOD, Barclays, BRDO, Equifax, ISOC, JISC, NSPCC, oix, Telecom2, Yoti

When the Prime Minister David Cameron reiterated his pre-election pledge to "curb access to pornographic web sites by under 18s" there was a widespread assumption that this only mattered to those...

August 27, 2015  12:49 PM

Responding to the revolt of target audiences against on-line advertising linked to data mining

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ATVOD, Equifax, ISOC, Kantara, NSPCC, oix

Recent surveys indicate that the "Millennial" generation is losing faith in the security of on-line players in the face of the growing flood of data breach stories. Those who stick their heads in the cloud of collective wisdom lack...

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