PAS 1296:2018 Online age checking – Code of practice

PAS 1296:2018

Online age checking. Provision and use of online age check services. Code of Practice

Status : Current   Published : March 2018



What is this PAS about?

Some businesses have a legal requirement to conduct online age checks: whether because they sell age-restricted merchandise (e.g. dangerous goods); stream adult content; or provide age-sensitive services such as dating or gambling. This PAS helps these businesses comply with regulation, and safeguard their reputation, by providing recommendations that help prove an online user’s age. 

Who is this PAS for?

It will be used by:

  • Businesses mandated to conduct age checks
  • Businesses that want enhanced e-safeguarding – perhaps to differentiate themselves in their market
  • Age-checking services
  • Organizations with a legal, regulatory, supervisory, advisory or enforcement role around the deployment of age checking services by businesses
  • Consumer protection groups and consumers who can use the PAS as a resource

Why should you use this PAS?

Because on the one hand it protects consumers from age sensitive material, and on the other it protects businesses by providing due diligence recommendations which help them make sure they’re meeting specific regulatory compliance needs. 

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Standard NumberPAS 1296:2018
TitleOnline age checking. Provision and use of online age check services. Code of Practice
Publication Date31 March 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS ISO/IEC 9594-8, ISO/IEC 27002, ISO 8000, BS 10012, BS ISO/IEC 24760-1, ISO 22301, ISO/IEC 19794, BS ISO/IEC 9594-6, ISO/IEC 13888, BS EN ISO 14021, BS ISO/IEC 29115, ISO/IEC 19790, BS EN ISO 14064-3, PAS 7000, BS EN ISO/IEC 17065, ISO 31000, ISO/IEC 29794-6:2015
DescriptorsCustomers, Business companies, World Wide Web, Verification, Age, Internet
ISBN978 0 580 91271 9
File Size1.631 MB

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