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Parental Consent

Parental Consent is the process by which a digital parent or capable guardian provides assurance about the age categorisation of a citizen.

Parental consent can be used to enable a decision maker to permit access to age restricted goods, content or materials. Parental consent does not have to be a parent. It could be a close adult relative (like an aunt or grandparent) or a capable guardian (like a local authority social worker, foster carer, family doctor or other professional).

Parental consent as an Age Verification process is principally about verifying the bona fides of the digital parent or capable guardian and then assigning trust to the indication that they give on the age categorisation of the citizen seeking to access the age restricted goods, content or materials.

How do we test Parental Consent?

We can assess the processes and algorithms that are deployed to verify Parents or Capable Guardians.

What jurisdictions are Parental Consent applicable to?


What standards, laws or regulations apply to Parental Consent?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

How do I get our approach to Parental Consent tested?

The first stage of gaining certification for your system is for us to undertake an Application Review in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065:2012. There is no fee for the completion of an application review.

During the application review:

  • Define the scope of certification;
  • Confirm the means available to perform all evaluation activities;
  • Confirm our competence and ability to perform the certification activity;
  • Confirm a plan for audit and evaluation;
  • Provide an Estimated Fee for our Certification Services

Useful information about parental consent and capable guardians


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