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UK govt drops plans for online porn age verification system

Wednesday 16 October 2019 | 20:34 CET | News
UK Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan MP has confirmed plans to abandon a proposed policy to introduce age verification checks for commercial pornography providers.

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