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Re: Minimum Age verification

From: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:56:24 -0400
To: Richard Dunne <richarddunnebsc@gmail.com>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: "public-wicg@w3.org" <public-wicg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <19fc79fc-bce8-f6b4-4b5f-57846738f874@digitalbazaar.com>
On 09/29/2016 03:35 PM, Richard Dunne wrote:
> On your third point David, a reasonable right to know my age.  If we
> take the assumption that all countries have the same age of consent
> (18), which I know is not the case, a minimum age verification system
> should not be telling me your age, only that you are either an adult or
> a minor.  That is the scope from my perspective.  Is that achievable?

Examples from the Verifiable Claims work have modeled this as
essentially asserting that you are "18+" (or over some other important
age), not as your specific age or birthdate, etc.

> On Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at 20:03 David Singer <singer@apple.com
> <mailto:singer@apple.com>> wrote:
>     > On Sep 29, 2016, at 7:01 , Richard Dunne
>     <richarddunnebsc@gmail.com <mailto:richarddunnebsc@gmail.com>> wrote:
>     >
>     > Is minimum age verification possible to enforce?  In context, to
>     be able to distinguish between adults(18+) and children(minors/under
>     18).
>     >
>     I was going to point you to Manu’s work, but he beat me to it.
>     I am sure you are aware, but though your question looks simple, it
>     is actually quite complex. You have to structure:
>     * how I prove that I am the person that that authority over there
>     identifies as X
>     * how they prove that they have the ability/liability to assert my page
>     * how I determine that both you and the service have a reasonable
>     right to know my age (privacy)
>     There are related questions; for example, someone that I can
>     determine is under 18 is probably not a policeman…
>     well, it gets fraught.  good luck!
>     David Singer
>     Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.

Dave Longley
Digital Bazaar, Inc.
Received on Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:56:48 UTC

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