Parliamentarians will know that Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 (the Act) provides for the regulation, through age-verification, of online pornography with the primary purpose being the protection of children from pornographic content online. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has been confirmed as the regulator to oversee these measures, under guidance, […]
In December 2017, the DPA submitted a response to the Transport Committee Mobility as a Service inquiry (http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/transport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/mobility-as-a-service-17-19/publications/). A copy of the written evidence can be found at: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/transport-committee/mobility-as-a-service/written/76181.html. Parliamentary Chairman of the DPA Smart Society Group, Daniel Zeichner MP, said: “It’s great that the Smart Society Group has been able to collate information from […]
The short reports presented at the 2017 DPA AGM on Monday 11th September are now available for DPA members and registered observers to download.
The summary report of the Queen’s Speech round table discussion meeting held on 27th June 2017 is available for DPA members and observers: The Report focuses on key elements of the discussion of the Conservative Manifesto, including industrial strategy, data protection, digital infrastructure, digital skills and Internet safety online, identifying priorities for the DPA’s working groups as we […]
Carolyn Kimber, DPA Secretary General, is quoted in an SC Media article on Age verification proving to be difficult for government to legislate published on 23rd March 2017. The piece can be viewed at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/age-verification-proving-to-be-difficult-for-government-to-legislate/article/646016/.
On Tuesday 21st March we held a successful inaugural meeting of the DPA Digital Infrastructure Working Group Chaired by new Parliamentary Chair, Calum Kerr MP. Peter Farmer of Gamma Communication is the new Industry Lead.
A Briefing with proposed amendments for the Digital Economy Bill from the DPA has been sent to MPs who have expressed concerns about aspects of the Bill. **Note the document is restricted to DPA Members & Registered Observers only – please email [email protected] to request login details.**
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 […]
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 […]
On 12th April 2016, the DPA submitted this response to the DCMS Consultation Child Safety Online: Age Verification for Pornography.