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Europe Data Protection Digest | Concern raised over new compliance tool for the Digital Economy Act Related reading: FTC Chair Simons voices support for federal US privacy law




Open Rights Group has raised concerns over next month’s expected rollout of AgeID, SC Media reports. The U.K. watchdog is concerned over the vulnerability that will stem from a future potential data breach. The tool, designed to help adult entertainment websites comply with the U.K.’s impending Digital Economy Act set for April, will require that such sites verify users are at least 18 years old. While AgeID’s operator, MindGeek, maintains the data will not be stored, Myles Jackman, legal director of the Open Rights Group, explained it was not clear how the data would be stored and that by merely signing in, users would reveal their sexual preferences. Jackman said, "If the age verification process continues in its current fashion, it's a once-in-a-lifetime treasure trove of private information."
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