The technical implementation of euCONSENT is based on the exchange of data for age verification (see: WP3) as well as an infrastructure for parental consent, in order to comply with legal obligations of age verification and parental consent.
Objectives of the project part “Parental Consent”:
- Definition and development of an infrastructure with which parents/guardians can give their consent to their children’s actions on the internet for the processing of personal data for which consent is the lawful ground, even if they are not yet old enough to do so independently according to the laws of their EU member state (Age of Digital Consent). In this way, the participation of minors in the opportunities of the internet should be made possible while at the same time taking into account the legal regulations, especially the data protection requirements of the GDPR.
- The development of concepts and implementations with which parents/guardians can protect their children from unsuitable content on the internet without having to permanently monitor the surfing of minors and website operators (“service providers”) can ensure that minors generally do not access websites that are harmful for them. Note: There is no general obligation for age verification in this respect – only access to some content, most notably 18+ content, must be age gated. Some EU member states have stronger laws.
Read more in the “D4.1 euCONSENT Architecture Document (PC)”, download the document using the button above.