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ASACP Set for The European Summit

LOS ANGELES (Sep. 6, 2017) — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is pleased to announce its return to Prague for The European Summit, scheduled for September 14-17, at the Vienna House Diplomat Hotel.

According to its promoters, The European Summit (TES) is Europe’s leading B2B conference for the online entertainment industries, uniting a diverse group of adult and digital media operators that represent dozens of countries around the world, for networking, seminars, socializing and more.

“Being the father of a young old boy myself, I fully understand the benefits that ASACP’s Restricted To Adults (RTA) website label provides to parents with young children,” says TES’ Andreas Bischoff. “Therefore we are a strong supporter of ASCAP and its goals, and would like to see our clients join forces with ASACP as well.”

For 2017, The European Summit’s producers are continuing their longtime support of the association, by providing ASACP with sponsor status, including a complimentary hotel room and show badge, plus premium banner placement, an ad in the event’s show guide, a banner on the TES homepage, as well as other exposure on the event website and an exhibitor listing in TES’ mobile event app.

ASACP Executive Director Tim Henning will once again attend the event, where he will educate site owners and stakeholders about how they can protect children on the internet.

As part of this outreach, Henning will moderate one of the event’s most important educational sessions, an expert panel entitled, “Age Verification for U.K. Traffic,” set for Friday, September 15, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the venue’s Prague B Seminar Room.

“Age verification legislation for adult sites is here now in the form of the U.K.’s Digital Economy Act of 2017. It is very probable this will spread to many other countries in the not too distant future,” notes the TES show guide. “Find out how to prepare your business for the U.K.’s Digital Economy Act of 2017, which takes effect in April 2018 [and] also educate yourself regarding the growing movement worldwide by governments that are calling for age verification in their jurisdictions.”

This panel will assist attendees in staying on the cutting edge of this incredibly important topic and features panelists including AgeChecked CEO Alastair Graham, MerchantPay CEO Vince Charlton, David Cooke from AgeID, ICM Registry’s Stephen Winyard, and FSC Executive Director Eric Paul Leue.

“Mandatory age verification is one of the biggest challenges, and opportunities, facing the adult industry today, and it is happening now — a message that many stakeholders haven’t yet received,” Henning explains. “This panel will reveal the changes in U.K. law, how sites can comply, and what it means for the future of online age and identity verification.”

“The European Summit’s promoters enable ASACP to reach adult industry decision makers from both Eastern and Western Europe, and beyond,” Henning adds. “It is vital these stakeholders understand the importance of protecting children online, and the technological options for making it happen — thanks to TES, this discussion will happen and children will be safer as a result.”

For more information, or to schedule a meeting in Prague with Henning, email tim@asacp.org.

About ASACP

Founded in 1996, ASACP is a non-profit organization dedicated to online child protection.

ASACP is comprised of two separate corporate entities, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection and the ASACP Foundation. The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. ASACP manages a membership program that provides resources to companies in order to help them protect children online.  The ASACP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The ASACP Foundation battles child pornography through its CP Reporting Hotline and helps parents prevent children from viewing age-restricted material online with its Restricted To Adults (RTA) website label (www.rtalabel.org). ASACP has invested 21 years in developing progressive programs to protect children, and its relationship in assisting the adult industry’s child protection efforts is unparalleled. For more information, visit www.asacp.org.

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