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Online age verification: what is it and why are people really worried about it?

Australians' online privacy and security will be jeopardised by the federal government's determination to mandate age verification.

The federal government is getting ready to force Australians to prove their identity to services like Facebook, Reddit, OnlyFans and TikTok through an age verification process.

  • Cam Wilson
  • Crikey

As it stands, there’s no standard way for Australians to prove their age or identity online.

A 2020 report from the House of Representatives social policy and legal affairs committee recommended the Digital Transformation Agency develop a standard for online age verification.

It also asked the…

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