HooYu secures KJM accreditation for German age verification

The German Commission for the Protection of Young People in the Media (Kommission für Jugendmedienschutz – KJM) has approved HooYu as a suitable age verification systems provider.

HooYu confirms that it has secured legal certainty to provide age verification provisions for licensed incumbents of Germany’s new Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag (GlüNeuRStV) federal gambling regime – due to formally launch in July 2021.

As the Bundestag authorised agency for the protection of German minors on the internet, the KJM is responsible for reviewing all age verification providers to guarantee technical standards with regards to ID validation and identification requirements.

In late 2020, HooYu submitted documentation and demonstrations to the KJM so that it could be assessed according to the KJM criteria (Kriterien zur Bewertung von Konzepten für Altersverifikationssysteme – AVS Raster) as a module that verifies a player’s age and identity when they create their account to access adult content.

Hooyu has now secured KJM accreditation for its UX and UI customer onboarding tools, allowing licensed incumbents to utilise its automated ID validation services for comprehensive customer verification.

“As gaming operators embrace the new German regulatory regime, they are looking to age verification systems approved by the KJM,” commented David Pope, HooYu Marketing Director.

“At the same time, operators want a customer sign-up process that makes it easy and convenient for the user to go through the age verification process. The HooYu digital KYC journey does just that, it solves both sides of the equation – what the regulator is looking for but also that smooth sign-up experience that gaming operators want to provide to their users.”

The final conditions of GlüNeuRStV will see Germany carry Europe’s most stringent policies on age verification requirements, with infringements summoning penalties of €500,000 and potential licence suspensions.

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