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UK govt consults on porn age verification proposals

Tuesday 16 February 2016 | 14:06 CET | News
The UK Government has published a consultation on its proposals to require age verification for access to all websites containing pornographic material. It is proposing the establishment of a new legal requirement for commercial providers to have in place robust age verification controls for online pornographic content in the UK. The new regulatory framework, supported by civil sanctions, would involve giving a regulator(s) powers to enforce the new law; monitoring compliance with the new law by commercial pornography providers; identifying sites which are in breach and notify them of this,

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