Yoti Facial Age Estimate Receives Regulator Approval In Germany For Online Services



Yoti’s age estimation software has been approved by the German Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media (KJM) for use as a logical access control technology by the country’s online services.

The KJM clarified that a five-year buffer should be used. The German Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors (JMStV) includes restrictions on some online services for those 16 and over and others for those 18 and over, which means that for users to have their age confirmed by Yoti, they should be estimated at 21 and 23 respectively for these categories of services.

Regulations targeting age restrictions for online services are expected to proliferate around the world, recently said Julie Dawson, director of regulation and policy at Yoti. Biometric update in an interview. The company denied that its age estimation technology counts as biometric data under the GDPR in response to a UK regulator.

“Artificial intelligence is making its way into almost every area of ​​our life,” comments KJM President Dr Marc Jan Eumann. “There is still great untapped potential here to protect children and young people online. “Yoti Facial Age Estimation” is the first AI age assessment approach that we have approved. We welcome that this technology can be used to protect children and young people. “

Twelve technologies have been approved by the KJM for age assurance.

Yoti Facial Age Estimate provides an estimate in 1.5 seconds, without identifying the individual, then immediately removes the image, according to the company’s announcement.

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access management | age verification | IA | biometric software | biometrics | children | facial analysis | Germany | regulation | Yoti


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