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Home security Australia: Age control with face recognition software for porn sites

Australia: Age control with face recognition software for porn sites

ageThe Australian Home Office thought of a new way for age verification users trying to access porn sites and gambling sites. The new way is using a face recognition software.

The software face recognition is used in many countries to identify criminals. THE government Australia believes that the same method can be used to control age, which is necessary on such sites to protect its underage users Internet.

"It could help with the age verification process because it could prevent a minor from using his parent's driving license to bypass age verification checks," the government report said.

“While (these software) are primarily designed to prevent crime, the Home Office supports the increased use of Document and Face Verification services in all areas to enhance age verification procedures ”.

However, the Face Verification service is not yet fully operational. A new bill on identity verification must first be passed. The previous one was discarded because it was not in accordance with privacy.

On the other hand, the Document Verification service is functional and allows businesses and services to verify a person's identity documents.

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Are existing age control systems adequate?

The Australian Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has been doing this for some time research on the effectiveness and adequacy of age control systems currently used in gambling and pornographic sites.

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The chairman of the committee argues that there are differences between the two categories of sites (pornography and gambling).

"While users must verify their age within 14 days to continue using an online betting account, such verification procedure is not required for users who visit porn sites."

"This is worrying (the lack of control over porn sites), as research shows that access to porn sites is negatively affecting young people's attitudes about sex, sexuality and relationships."

The committee stressed that it did not intend to influence the "legal" use of these sites.

According to committee data, 44% of children between the ages of 9 and 16 have reported seeing Internet sex related pictures.

The national identification system is controversial

Australia's national face recognition database is called 'The Capability». So far, it has been treated with some distrust.

National Facial Biometrics Matching Capability uses photo documents such as passports and driver's licenses and creates a national biometric base data. These data can be combined with images captured by CCTV to detect criminals. Australian citizens have no right to opt out of this system (unlike other government data collection programs).

The Home Office wants extend the capabilities of "The Capability" to control the age of Internet users. We will soon find out if the plan will be implemented.

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