A changing online landscape
Being able to access the online world is a right for all, but it is not right that all who are online can access everything. Retailers who sell alcohol, e-cigarettes, knives and other items that would be age-restricted offline are pushing to safeguard these purchases online in such a way that maintains a frictionless, privacy preserving user experience. Producers of adult content are being asked to do the same. At the other end of the age verification scale, young person chat rooms are working to create a safer online environment by keeping older, age inappropriate users, out.