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UK Drops Age Verification Plans For Viewing Adult Sites

     
4:09 pm on Oct 16, 2019 (gmt 0)

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The much delayed age verification for viewing adults sites in the UK is now dropped. It's been delayed, and delayed, and finally, the age-check requirement won't be required of adult sites.
In a written statement issued on Wednesday, Ms Morgan said the government would not be "commencing Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 concerning age verification for online p0rnography".

Instead, she said, p0rn providers would be expected to meet a new "duty of care" to improve online safety. This will be policed by a new online regulator "with strong enforcement powers to deal with non-compliance".

"This course of action will give the regulator discretion on the most effective means for companies to meet their duty of care," she added.


[bbc.co.uk...]

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4:21 pm on Oct 16, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Amazing, the government does something sensible.

Apart from the infringement of privacy (databases of what #*$! people watch is pretty intrusive) recording the information creates an opportunity for blackmail.