Category Archives: News

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 […]

DPA Parliamentary Briefing DCMS Consultation Child Safety Online: Age Verification for Pornography

The UK Government acknowledged its responsibility to protect young people in its manifesto commitment to require age verification for access to all websites containing pornographic material. The launch of the DCMS Consultation – Child Safety Online: Age Verification for Pornography has its focus on commercial pornography providers, and is looking to these businesses to ensure […]

DPA Submission: House of Lords Inquiry on Digital Platforms

On 23rd October 2015, the DPA submitted a response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union (Internal Market Sub-Committee) Call for Evidence on Online Platforms and the EU Digital Single Market Update – 22nd April 2016: The House of Lords report on Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market, published on 20th April, can […]