Another important topic that euCONSENT project took into consideration is age restriction implementation for online gambling and online safe of resticted goods: alcohol and tobacco in all EU Member State and UK. The research was conducted by our partner Aston University. Please note the chart is up to date as of June 2021.
Nov 11, 2021 | Project activities
Ever wonder if EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) has been transposed into your national current legislation related to Online Content? Check in the table below the status of the process and the Regulatory authority for each Member State and for UK.
Oct 26, 2021 | Miscellaneous
The previous Data Protection Directive that regulated the data protection principles and requirements in the EU did not distinguish the measures to be adopted between adults and children regarding the processing of personal data. However, as children increasingly started to access the internet, the regulator had to respond to this shift in the market. In that regard, the GDPR incorporated a separate article that regulates the processing of children’s personal data where children can provide valid consent on their behalf.
As per Article 8 of the GDPR, where consent is the most appropriate mechanism to process personal data, ‘in relation to the offer of information society services directly to a child, the processing of the personal data of a child shall be lawful where the child is at least 16 years old’. It is the responsibility of the controller to ‘make reasonable efforts to verify in such cases that consent is given or authorised by the holder of parental responsibility over the child, taking into consideration available technology’.
Sep 9, 2021 | Project activities
Age verification has been one of the methods used to ensure that children are protected from possible harms in the traditional world – traditional ID verification at shop checkouts offers a good example. However, its effectiveness in the digital world has been debated for quite some time. The question of how, and by which technical means age verification should be conducted has not been resolved yet. As technology advances, there is now hope that product designers will be able to develop a privacy-preserving, flexible and tailored-made technical solution that could be adopted in the EU to protect children online, which is fundamentally the essence of the euCONSENT project.