German Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media approves biometrics for Age Verification System (AVS) – European Gaming Industry News

German Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media approves biometrics for Age Verification System (AVS)

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The Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media, “Kommission für Jugendmedienschutz” (KJM), has today given a positive assessment of Incode Technologies as a further solution for age verification. KJM Chairman Dr. Marc Jan Eumann: “Age verification systems are becoming more and more established and are becoming the new standard. This is positive for the protection of children and young people in the media and offers legal certainty to the providers.”

Incode Technologies’ solution verifies users’ age by validating the user’s ID card against a selfie. The solution provides visual guides to the user to ensure the ID card is centered before automating the capture of the ID document. It then automates the capture of the selfie for the user, again providing visual cues to ensure the user’s face is centered and the best photo is taken. Once this is complete, Incode’s ID Validation microservice recognizes and classifies the document, performs tests to confirm authenticity and generates a score for the ID presented. In validating the ID, the solution verifies the user’s age.

Ricardo Amper, CEO, Incode says: “At Incode, we are creating trust in the digital world by making it easier, faster and more secure for people to verify and validate their identity globally and across Europe. The German State Treaty on Gambling Regulation (Glücksspiel Regulierung Staatsvertrag – GlüNeuRStv) is now critical for the German market. Gaming operators are now turning to age verification providers that have achieved KJM approval, and so we’re delighted that the KJM have given us a positive ruling on our application. With this successful KJM review, Incode Technologies will be able to protect minors in Germany, specifically reducing underage gambling, while at the same time improving sign-up rates for eligible players ”

“While meeting AML (Anti-Money Laundering) and KYC (Know Your Customer) compliance requirements, operators also want their customers to have a smooth, secure, and frictionless sign-up and age verification experience that is simple and intuitive. Incode’s advanced identity verification platform does just that – while dramatically reducing fraud, ensuring user privacy, and simplifying onboarding.”

Camper continues: “Age verification online is an area that currently a lacks stringent protocols and where trust is being assumed or exploited. As the online economy continues to boom and the world generally becomes more digital, businesses need to have legal certainty that all their users are of appropriate age to consume their content.  Current age verification solutions are not working, and we can fix that. ”

Author: Tracey Gomez