TEMPE, Ariz. — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) and the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) will present a panel today to discuss the current state of age-verification and online child protection in the adult industry.
Held in conjunction with The Phoenix Forum, the session, entitled “Due Diligence: Leading the Way in Age Verification and Online Child Protection,” is set for this afternoon from 3-4 p.m. in the “Palm F” room of the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel.
The panel will be hosted by ASACP Executive Director Tim Henning and FSC Executive Director Eric Paul Leue and will feature representatives from VeriMe, Mindgeek, CCBill, and ICM, who will be on hand for the discussion, and to answer questions from industry members.
Topics include current technologies for age-verification, legislative initiatives relating to child protection, and best practices for limiting the ability of minors to access adult content.
“ASACP has worked to keep adult material away from minors for more than two decades,” said Henning. “We’re pleased to host this panel in conjunction with the Free Speech Coalition, and to help raise more awareness in the industry as to tools and strategies to keep adult material for adults.”
“Age verification laws and adult content blocking legislation are being introduced and passed with rapid pace, fueled by a moral crusade that blames our industry for human trafficking, sex trafficking, child abuse and child pornography while neglecting to acknowledge our industry’s own work against these,” Leue added. “We are currently fighting or monitoring over two dozen pieces of state legislation, as well as numerous international bills that would ban content or create major liabilities for adult producers.”