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Re: Minimum Age verification

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:16:18 -0700
Cc: Richard Dunne <richarddunnebsc@gmail.com>, "public-wicg@w3.org" <public-wicg@w3.org>
Message-id: <F8AF43E9-13B2-47AE-8E50-8BFF10FFAFB2@apple.com>
To: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>

> On Sep 29, 2016, at 12:56 , Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> 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.

This is probably getting off topic for the mailing lists, but I would urge you to think about what might go wrong, unintended effects, and so on. For example, would this enable people to target minors (e.g. for scams)?

David Singer
Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 29 September 2016 20:16:50 UTC

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