On Wednesday 6 October (1-4pm), SPRITE+ and our Project Partner the Age Check Certification Scheme (ACCS), together with the Alan Turing Institute Trustworthy Digital Identity interest group will be hosting an online community-building event around digital identity and age assurance.
We’re bringing SPRITE+ members with an interest in digital identity together for an online event featuring speakers from academia, industry, policy-makers, and funders, and opportunities for networking across organisations and disciplines.
Our aim is to facilitate the building of potential research collaborations in anticipation of opportunities that may arise as a result of government initiatives such as the UK digital identity and attributes trust framework and online safety legislation. In particular we will be exploring opportunities for academics to partner with non-academic organisations and businesses to identify and explore the challenges of digital identification and age assurance from multiple disciplinary perspectives. This event will be relevant to researchers from STEM, humanities, arts and social science disciplines and non-academic members from regulators, government departments, businesses and third sector organisations.
UPDATE: Confirmed speakers include Tony Allen (CEO of ACCS), Julie Dawson (Director of Regulatory & Policy at Yoti), Prof Carsten Maple (Alan Turing Institute Trustworthy Digital Identity interest group lead and Professor of Cyber Systems Engineering at the University of Warwick), Almudena Lara (Global Lead for Child Safety Online, Google), Jordan Moodie (Head of Legislation and Evidence, Digital Identity, DCMS), Antonia Bayly (Safety by Design, Online Harms, DCMS) and John Baird (Joint Head Business Engagement & Cybersecurity, EPSRC).
Call for Events is now open! We're supporting Members and Expert Fellows to lead activities that explore aspects of TIPS in the Digital Economy. We will help to organise the activity with up to £5,000 to cover the associated costs.