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A Spanish startup develops a global AI-based app to protect minors from accessing adult content

Bouncer Digital's technology is capable of reading over 1,500 documents from 250 different countries and utilizes biometrics and Artificial Intelligence to prevent identity fraud and protect minors.

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Madrid, January 25, 2024.- According to a report by Save The Children, half of minors under the age of 13 in Spain have consumed pornography at least once, and 7 out of 10 teenagers do so regularly. Faced with this situation, global age verification initiatives have emerged in recent months as an unstoppable force to protect minors from accessing online adult content. At the European level, the new Digital Services Act (DSA) of the EU, which imposes significant sanctions on adult content websites that do not comply with the standard and do not prioritize the protection of minors online, has already come into force. On a national level, the government has just announced that this will also be one of the main priorities for 2024, and the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) and the National Mint and Stamp Factory are already working on it.

The Spanish startup Bouncer Digital has developed a universal technological solution for digital identity validation and age verification of users. By using biometric technology for facial recognition, Artificial Intelligence (AI) to prevent impersonation, and scanning official documents, the Spanish company creates a digital identity for the user that allows or denies access to products and services restricted to adults on the internet. All this is done from the user's own mobile device, which takes care of all the operations from a secure environment for them.

The process is quick and simple. To access a website with adult content, the user must first download the Bouncer Digital app for iOS and Android, which is free and does not require any registration. Then, they must take a selfie with their mobile phone for biometric reading, scan an official document (the solution is global and supports more than 1,500 official documents from 250 countries and in 138 languages), and perform a chip reading of the document using their device's NFC technology. Finally, the application will validate the identity and allow or deny access to the content.

 

"We are facing a significant problem that jeopardizes minors and continues to worsen year after year due to the lack of restrictions on adult content. It is necessary to have stricter regulations, both globally and locally, to protect minors not only from pornography but also from other sectors such as alcohol, tobacco, or gambling," says Jorge Bardón, CEO of Bouncer Digital. "Solutions like ours have already enabled many companies in these sectors to anticipate regulation and provide their users with a secure ecosystem for their personal data."

Privacy and Security of Personal Data

Bouncer Digital's technology combines two of the most critical elements to solve the problem: respect for privacy and protection of minors. By complying with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), user data during the validation process is anonymized, so it cannot be used by the company itself or by third-party collaborators.

 

The solution establishes age verification on the mobile device. When the user wants to use that device to access a website with adult content or any other product intended for adults on the internet (alcohol, gambling, etc.), the device only shares an anonymous approval or rejection if the user is of legal age. This approach ensures that the device does not disclose the user's personal data and remains untraceable in future browsing sessions.

About Bouncer Digital

Bouncer Digital is a Spanish startup with international presence, offering a solution that enables the age verification of users in digital onboarding processes through biometric and AI-based technologies. Headquartered in Madrid, Bouncer Digital aims to become the market standard solution for digital age certification in products and services for adults, whether in e-commerce for alcoholic beverages, online betting houses, or adult entertainment websites. For more information, visit www.bouncer.digital.

 

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