EuCONSENT to reveal ground-breaking research and outline plans for EU-wide infrastructure to enable online age verification and parental consent at Athens Conference next week.
A trailblazing EU-funded pilot project which is developing European-wide infrastructure to facilitate interoperable, anonymised Age Verification and Parental Consent mechanisms is to host the first ever conference to focus exclusively on finding the balance between Online Child’s Rights, Age Verification and Parental Consent.
euCONSENT is a European Commission project under the call: “Outline and trial an infrastructure dedicated to the implementation of child rights and protection mechanisms in the online domain based on the GDPR and other existing EU legislation relevant for the child within the online domain”.
In a bold step towards enabling stronger regulatory online protection for European children, a consortium of twelve of the continent’s leading academic institutions, NGOs and technology providers has been awarded EU funding to design, deliver and pilot a new Europe-wide system. This solution will allow service providers to verify the age of their users to protect them from harmful content, and will ensure that younger children have parental consent before they share personal data.