New Research on Age Assurance Policy from Five Organizations

Join the Center for Growth and Opportunity, Family Online Safety Institute, Future of Privacy Forum, R Street Institute, and UNC Center on Technology Policy for an insightful discussion on the latest research and resources from each organization regarding age verification policies.

When: 12:00-1:00 PM, Thursday, June 29, 2023
Where: Capitol Visitors Center, SVC 215, First St SE, Washington, DC 20515
Logistics: Lunch is provided and this will be a widely attended event.


The following panel of experts will discuss the implications of age verification laws on privacy, free speech, and their effectiveness at keeping minors safe online. They will also highlight the latest research from their organization on this important topic. Over the course of the event, we will discuss policies that can effectively protect children and teens online and the role policy can play in keeping minors safe online.


  • Moderator: Taylor Barkley, Director of Technology and Innovation at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University
  • Panelist: Scott Babwah Brennen, Head of Online Expression Policy, UNC Center on Technology Policy
  • Panelist: Andrew Zack, Policy Manager, Family Online Safety Institute
  • Panelist: Shoshana Weissman, Director, Digital Media, Communications and Fellow, R Street Institute
  • Panelist: Bailey Sanchez, Senior Counsel, Youth & Education Privacy, Future of Privacy Forum

Sponsoring organizations

  • The Center for Growth and Opportunity is a research center at Utah State University with a mission to produce ideas that transform lives.
  • The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization that works to make the online world safer for kids and their families.
  • The Future of Privacy Forum is a nonprofit organization that serves as catalysts for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies.
  • R Street Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization focused on pro-market and limited-government public policy.
  • UNC Center on Technology Policy seeks to craft public policy for a better internet through an interdisciplinary academic framework.
CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.