JUPITER, Fla.—Segpay announced today that it has partnered with AVSecure to offer an age verification solution to global clients who need to comply with the upcoming Digital Economy Act.
Under the Digital Economy Act, all websites accessible from within the United Kingdom have a responsibility to block minors from gaining entry to adult content. The enforcement requires more than a passive checkbox confirming a user’s age. It is expected that acceptable age verification methods will include credit/debit card, voting data, mobile with SMS, and government-issued identification such as a passport or driver’s license. In-person verification would require the Age Verification Card. AVSecure handles all verification processes.
In addition, Segpay and AVSecure will develop a simple process to allow access to the AVSecure verification service for current paying Segpay customers.
It is envisaged that paying members will be required to enter two unique pieces of identifying information into a dedicated “Members Area” field in AVSecure, and Segpay will validate that the request came from a genuine paying member. This process will be easy and allow the many thousands of existing merchants to ensure their paying clients can be verified without having to re-enter their personal details anywhere.
Said Cathy Beardsley, president and CEO of Segpay, “The partnership with AVSecure is important to us and our clients because this is a very effective age-verification solution for the industry. We will recommend AVSecure to our clients, as we have confidence in their technology and people.”
AVSecure promises a long-term and global strategy for its private blockchain solution. As a free service to both merchants and consumers, without tracking a user’s usage or requiring any personal data such as an email address, AVSecure lays claim to the highest standards of privacy and trust.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Segpay as their state-of-the-art billing systems, customer support and reputation are world class. We plan to explore additional partnership opportunities with Segpay, an authorized payment institution in the U.K. whose solutions offer tremendous value for our customers,” said Steve Winyard, co-founder and CMO of AVSecure. Winyard added, “Age verification on this scale has never been done before and while we acknowledge the 20 million to 30 million non-paying customers that require age verification, it is paramount that we respect the audience that are paying and deliver the industry a robust and professional solution for all their customers.”