Prove that 18+ in Britain from July 15, complicated access to porn

Докажи, что 18+: в Британии с 15 июля усложнится доступ к порно

Platforms like PornHub will be required to carefully check the age of their visitors up to request identity documents.

On 17 April the UK government announced that the law on the age verification on porn sites will come into force on 15 July. According to him, the platform with the adult content more strictly obliged to verify the age of its visitors. Otherwise, the website will be blocked.

Form to be adopted for the system verification of the age, is not yet clear. It is expected that the audit will be more stringent than a simple question the users about their birthday. In one embodiment, system users must associate a login with a personal document such as passport or driver’s license. Another option: shops and newsagents will also sell adults a separate card with a special code. You will need to enter in a special field on pornosayte to access the content.

Those websites are not subject to the requirement of the law will face “the cancellation or blocking of payment services for users in the UK.”

Digital Ministry also announced that the Board of film classification will offer a voluntary certification plan. Certificate verification of age will be awarded to the suppliers of porn who can prove high standards of data security. In a press statement, the Ministry said that the certificate was developed in tandem with industry and with the government. Sites receiving this certificate will have a green symbol “AV”.

Critics of the law say that, first, there are variants of the bypass: anonymizer, VPN, proxy servers. Second, the transfer of personal information to suppliers porn can ruin a career or even lead to suicide if user data will flow on the side. Moreover, young people and children can still stumble upon pornographic content in social networks or other resources not falling under the act.

not the first initiative of the British authorities on the regulation of Internet resources. Recently the UK government made a proposal to oblige Facebook, Twitter, Instagram carefully to filter content. Otherwise, the corporations threaten large fines.

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