U.K. PORN RESTRICTIONS TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS YEAR

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New rules that are about to take effect in the U.K. will require users of all pornography websites to verify their age and identity before tuning in. The new law will officially go into effect on July 15th. Some in the UK are arguing about internet freedom and privacy, while others say that the new law will protect young people from online pornography.

 

 

 

AOL.com (@aol) reported, opponents and supporters of the law have equally strong opinions about the “touchy” subject.

 

 

“We hope that the introduction of this age verification will help in protecting children, making it harder for young people to accidentally come across online pornography, as well as bringing in the same protections that we use offline to protect children from age-restricted goods or services.” said Will Gardner, Chief Executive of Childnet.

 

 

 

“The Government needs to compel companies to enforce privacy standards. The idea that they are ‘optional’ is dangerous and irresponsible. Having some age verification that is good and other systems that are bad is unfair and a scammers paradise– of the Government’s own making. Data leaks could be disastrous. And they will be the Government’s fault. The Government needs to shape up and legislate for privacy before their own policy results in people being outed, careers destroyed, or suicides being provoked.” said Jim Killock, Executive Director of The Open Rights Group.

 

 

Compelling arguments on both sides. The policy is set to go into effect on July 15th, but I doubt this is the last we will hear about this topic before that date.

 

 

 

 

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