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UK: Adult Sites Will Need Age Verification From 2017

     
11:46 am on Jul 7, 2016 (gmt 0)

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The UK Government's Digital Economy Bill, due to come into force in 2017, will mean adult sites have to introduce age verification. It's unclear how this age verification will work, but the fines could reach 250,000 if there's no age verification employed.

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6:02 pm on July 7, 2016 (gmt 0)

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The law also proposes creating a separate age-verification regulator, which will be told to publish guidelines about how sites should ensure their users are aged 18 or older.

In other words they have no idea how to make it work.

Put the onus on card issuers to block transactions for age restricted products and services perhaps?
4:18 am on July 8, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Online using current technology ....

What do they expect people to do, step right in front of their computer's camera, and then show a photo ID and wait for a human at the other end to make a comparison?

Naah. They'll just do like YouTube and take your word for it.
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Visiting a site about alcohol requires an age verification, but you only need to enter a birth date older than the minimum age of consent.

It really isn't clear what they are going to do.

I just hope they don't make a mess of it as they did with the stupid cookie law.