Providers of pornography services need to take action both to age verify the actors and to prevent young people from accessing printed, filmed or animated content
There are two stages to age verification for pornography services - both at the production stage and at the distribution stage. Many countries around the world are currently exploring enhanced restrictions - particularly on distribution
How can the Age Check Certification Scheme help pornography services?
We test that age check systems work. We do this through audits, test purchasing and mystery shopping. We can also test your systems to make sure that they are not vulnerable to presentation attack (called 'anti-spoofing') and we can test age verification policies against PAS 1296:2018. Our team can also assess production policies and procedures for compliance with sexual offences legislation protecting children from participation in pornographic filming or photography
Why do I have to get this done?
Local laws place obligations on pornography services to take steps to prevent the underage access to pornography or participation in filming or photography. The penalties for failing to comply can be substantial including the forced closure of your business. You can find out more about the local laws that apply here.
Can the Age Check Certification Scheme provide our age verification system?
We don't provide age verification services, but we do certify and check that they work. We recommend that you use members of the Age Verification Providers Association and check that they have PAS 1296:2018 certification, which we can provide.
How do I get my age check systems tested?
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