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Briefing for Parliamentarians: Online Pornography: Outstanding issues with implementation of the Digital Economy Act 2017

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, […]

DPA Consultation Response: Transport Committee – Mobility as a Service inquiry

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 […]

Queen’s Speech Discussion Meeting Report 2017

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 […]

PAS 1296, Online Age Checking – Code of Practice

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 […]

DPA Age Verification: Briefing, Reaction to DCMS Consultation Response & Principles and Mechanisms

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 […]