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PAS 1296, Online Age Checking – Code of Practice

PAS 1296, ONLINE AGE CHECKING – CODE OF PRACTICE The Age Verification Group of the Digital Policy Alliance has sponsored a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) code of practice standard no. 1296 on Online Age Checking and would like to give members an opportunity to make comments should they desire. The PAS should not be regarded […]

DPA Age Verification: Briefing, Reaction to DCMS Consultation Response & Principles and Mechanisms

The DPA Age Verification Group has been working with officials from the DCMS on the Government’s commitment to tackle children’s access to online pornography through age verification controls, and has responded to the DCMS Consultation (Child Safety Online: Age Verification for Pornography). It welcomes the DCMS’s commitment, in its official consultation response, to maintain engagement […]

DPA Parliamentary Briefing DCMS Consultation Child Safety Online: Age Verification for Pornography

The UK Government acknowledged its responsibility to protect young people in its manifesto commitment to require age verification for access to all websites containing pornographic material. The launch of the DCMS Consultation – Child Safety Online: Age Verification for Pornography has its focus on commercial pornography providers, and is looking to these businesses to ensure […]

DPA Submission: House of Lords Inquiry on Digital Platforms

On 23rd October 2015, the DPA submitted a response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union (Internal Market Sub-Committee) Call for Evidence on Online Platforms and the EU Digital Single Market Update – 22nd April 2016: The House of Lords report on Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market, published on 20th April, can […]

Digital Single Market Update

Please find attached a  to be unveiled in May by Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip. This first Digital Single Market Report from the new EU team, issued following a College of Commissioners’ orientation debate on 25th March, contains no surprises but confirms the Digital Policy Alliance’s insights. The report represents a good […]

Code of Conduct for Cloud Computing: Question to the European Commission

Update January 2015: The written answer is now available on the European Parliament website at: At the meeting of the DPA’s Digital Single Market Group on 13th October, it was noted that the proposed Code of Conduct for Cloud Computing (CoC) raised a number of concerns, particularly for SMEs.  Furthermore, it is likely that […]