Porn ID checks to begin in April 2018


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Age verification will become mandatory for pornography websites from April 2018, reports the BBC.

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The deadline for the checks, which are being introduced to protect under-18s, was “revealed as digital minister Matt Hancock signed the commencement order for the Digital Economy Act”, which requires websites publishing pornography accessible in the UK “on a commercial basis” to provide ID checking software.

A regulator will also check the identification systems are in place, says Alphr. It’s not yet know who the watchdog is, but it “is believed to be the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)” – an organisation that provides age restrictions for TV shows, films and video games in the UK.

If a website fails to install age-verifying measures, they “face being banned in the UK”, …read more

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