The real problem arises, however, when children subvert the process by lying about their age in order to access online services. This reinforces the harmful notion that lying is an acceptable practice.
Tomorrow under PRIVO’s Minors Trust Framework, parents will have their identity verified once by PRIVO, and have the ability to pre-consent their kids ability to access the PRIVO iD Network’s partner services.
Simply put, the Minors Trust Framework (MTF) is an online identity trust model. The MTF’s complete set of technical, operational, and legal policies enable MTF members to identify and sign up kids and their parents in a fast, safe and privacy enhancing manner. The MTF is consistent with NSTIC’s guiding principles of creating a secure, privacy enhancing identity ecosystem helping to protect minors and their parents’ personal information.
The Strategy calls for the development of interoperable technology standards and policies — an “Identity Ecosystem” — where individuals, organizations, and underlying infrastructure — such as routers and servers — can be authoritatively authenticated.