The UK wants to block online porn

Age verification of all pornographic content was supposed to be mandatory from April 2018. But the plans have now been pushed back to later this year.

The government has delayed its planned introduction of an age-verification requirement for all pornographic websites until later this year.

The plans were initially announced in July 2017 with Matt Hancock, the then minister of state for digital and culture, saying the pornography block would be fully in place” by April 2018. Since then the government has been attempting to formalise the process of how websites should apply an age-verification system and establish a regulator for doing so.

Confirmation of the delay, hidden in a government press release about 5G, reveals that “age verification will be enforceable by the end of the year.” No new date has been set, nor have further details been announced about how such a technologically challenging system will be implemented.

Read the full article here:  https://www.wired.co.uk/article/porn-block-ban-in-the-uk-age-verifcation-law

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