UK iGaming Age Restriction: Verify at Registration or Else

Whilst it has been common in the iGaming market that the age of the user has been verified at the first deposit of money on the site, recent activity by the U.K. Gaming Commission should cause iGaming operators to rethink their marketing and on-boarding strategy. Based upon the recent letter that the Gaming Commission, the […]

The 10 Driving Forces Behind the Convergence of Payments, Anti-Fraud & Identity Solutions

The 10 Driving Forces behind the Convergence of Payments, Anti-Fraud & Identity Solutions

Over the last decade, all major payments processors have created fraud strategies and associated services in an effort to offer real customer value to their merchants. Independent or standalone anti-fraud vendors are less prevalent, due to a raft of strategic acquisitions and partnerships offering even broader services. Traditionally, global products that may not have entered […]

Age Verification: No Match = No Sale!

There are a number of age verification services and solutions available in the UK, primarily set up to verify that users are over 18. The goal is to restrict under 18 access to a raft of e-commerce sectors: igaming, tobacco, alcohol, knives, fireworks, solvents, butane, crossbows, airguns, +18 videos, computer games and shortly, adult content. […]

Lack of Effective Vape, e-Cig Age Verification Pose Threat to Industry

When it comes to vape and e-cigarette age verification, a click through or box checking is not verification. However, some small and large vape and e-cigarette retailers have adopted this process as a standard method of verification. Let me be clear, this is AGE AFFIRMATION. It is like Stuart Smalley from SNL, “I’m good enough, […]

The Digital Economy Bill, Age Verification and How It Could Impact Ancillary Providers and Payment Processors—a Commercial View

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is proposed as the U.K.’s age verification regulator with wide reaching powers to censor those sites that do not use either credit card or accepted age-verification methodology to restrict children from accessing adult content.

New Government Rules Could Force Porn Sites to Use Tighter Age Verification Techniques

As part of plans to protect children and make the online world safer for them, the Government is intending to introduce new age verification rules to all internet porn sites, according to the Birmingham Mail.

CNBC: “Porn Sites in UK to Introduce Age Verification Process”

Pornography websites serving the United Kingdom could soon be forced to prove that users are of an adult age under new laws announced by the British Government.

Huffington Post: Adult Site Age Verification A Vital Step

Young people are not equipped to deal with pornography. It can have a deeply damaging effect on their behavior and their understanding of consent and healthy relationships.
NSPCC research shows that by the age of 16 nearly half of young people have viewed pornography, and those children are just as likely to find it accidentally as they are to deliberately search for it.

BBC: “Porn ID Checks Set to Start in April 2018”

A nine-month countdown to the introduction of compulsory age checks on online pornography seen from the UK has begun. The April 2018 goal to protect under-18s was revealed as digital minister Matt Hancock signed the commencement order for the Digital Economy Act, which introduces the requirement.

Ben Jordan, Aristotle: “Having a solid identity provider protects the business from heavy penalties”

Both governments and financial services need data to achieve a level of confidence to proceed with a certain function.

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