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Re: Minimum Age verification

From: Richard Dunne <richarddunnebsc@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:24:35 +0000
Message-ID: <CALeLyAd2p68hpYPjfPzwGhKDARs4d3AP23ctuw+e0n=FsDYZrg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Turner <dft@google.com>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>, "public-wicg@w3.org" <public-wicg@w3.org>
If adults were able to control privileges on all devices and content
providers/publishers agreed to control users' access to content based on
the those privileges, that could in theory at least solve part of the
problem.  That would depend on minors not being able to circumvent those
privileges.

On Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at 22:01 Doug Turner <dft@google.com> wrote:

> Somewhat related, there is an ietf draft that uses a HTTP header to signal
> that the user agent prefers "safe" content.  See:
>
>
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-nottingham-safe-hint-06
>
> This obviously is not a binding confirmation of age of consent, but rather
> a simple approach to asking the publisher/server to not send content that
> is "unsafe" for some meaning of "unsafe".
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 1:16 PM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> > 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.
>>
>>
>>
>
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