EU Methods for AVMSD and GDPR Compliance Report is grounded in much of the research conducted in deliverable 2.1, as the existence of methods of age verification, and the degree to which they provide high levels of assurance, is closely related to what legislation exists concerning age verification and parental consent, and, importantly, how strictly that legislation is actively enforced.
The study has adopted a multifaceted approach to investigate existing methods of age verification:
- Desk-based research.
- Imitating the user experience of minors using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
- Consulting residents of EU Member States.
Large amounts of information were gathered through desk-based research. This often involved reviewing the ‘terms & conditions’ pages of websites providing age restricted content, services or goods and finding descriptions of their age verification systems, often under their ‘protection of minors’ policy. This research method had its limits; often, these pages were only available in the country’s local language, or in certain cases did not describe in sufficient detail the actual methods of age verification employed.
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