The AEPD, awarded at the @aslan Awards for her Age Verification Project

  • The Spanish Data Protection Agency has been awarded the ‘Services to the Citizen’ category by Association @aslan.

(23 April 2024). The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) was awarded by Association @aslan in the ‘Services to Citizens’ category at the 16th edition of the @aslan Awards for its initiative ‘Age Verification Project to Protect Minors from Access to Adult Content Online’.

This verification system – which aims to protect the child from access to adult content and which in turn can be accessible to those who can prove their age without the need to make their identity visible – consists of a Decalogue of Principles to be complied with by an age verification system, a technical note with the details of the project and three practical videos operating on different devices, operating systems and identity providers. 

The @aslan Awards, which recognise the best digitalisation projects in the public administration, in addition to the Citizens’ Services category for which the Agency has been awarded, have the following categories: Analysis and exploitation of the data; Automation and robotisation; Cybersecurity in municipalities; Cybersecurity and resilience; Cloud and cloud services; Connectivity and sensorisation; AI in citizen services; Artificial Intelligence; Improved efficiency and employee experience; Health; Transformation; Transformation of cities and transformation of the AGE.

The awards for this edition have been awarded to the Royal Academy of History; the National Mint of Mint and Timber – Royal Mint; the Municipality of Torrejón de Ardoz (Community of Madrid); the Government of Navarre; the University Hospital Complex Insular Insular Children of the Government of the Canary Islands; the University of Murcia; the Municipality of Viladecans (Barcelona); the University Hospital Puerta de Hierro de Majadahonda (Madrid); the municipality of Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona); the Directorate-General for Digital Health of the Regional Ministry of Digitalisation of the Community of Madrid; the Regional Ministry of Education of the Regional Government of Castile-Leon; the municipality of Marbella-Local Police and the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Civil Service.

This recognition of the age verification system developed by the Agency for the Protection of Children and adolescence on the Internet is in addition to the 30 awards that the AEPD has received for its actions to protect people in a digital world, five of them in 2024.