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As they document in their case study OnlyFans chose their facial age estimation technology because it balances user privacy with effective and reliable age assurance.
Facial age estimation accurately estimates age from a selfie. It is a privacy-preserving solution, which doesn’t require an ID document or retention of any personal data. People simply pass an age threshold. All images are instantly deleted once someone receives their estimated age.
It’s an approach with a myriad of use cases, age verification is a common requirement – For example proving your age at the cinema.