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Standards Development

We provide certification against both external and internal standards as appropriate to the circumstances of the applicant. We also work closely with standards development bodies like the Proof of Age Standards Scheme, British Standards Institution, European Telecommunications Standards Institute and the International Standards Organisation on new and emerging standards in the field of age assurance.

A full list of standards that we utilise is available on our Standards Page.

We are significantly involved in standards development work, both internally and externally. We regularly invite stakeholders to comment on our standards. You can submit your comments by email to info@accscheme.org.uk or through our Contact Us Page.

We are currently seeking views on the following draft standards:

ACCS 0: 2020 – General Scheme Rules (covering the process of certification under ISO 17065:2012)

ACCS 1: 2020 – Technical Requirements for Age Estimation Technologies

ACCS 2: 2020 – Technical Requirements for Data Protection and Privacy

ACCS 3: 2020 - Technical Requirements for Age Appropriate Design for Information Society Services

ACCS 4: 2020 - Technical Requirements for Age Check Systems


We are also currently developing new standards on the following topics:

ACCS 5: 2020 – Technical Requirements for Age Check System Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scans

ACCS 6: 2020 – Technical Requirements for Parental Consent or Social Proofing for Age Gateway Technologies


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