Porn websites could leak everyone's viewing history because of government age check plans, experts warn

Measures forcing users to provide credit card details are part of government efforts to make internet safer for childrenThe first steps in forcing pornography websites to check that users are over 18 will be be announced by the government this week in an effort to make the internet safer for children.Websites flouting new rules, which are set to be part of the Digital Economy Act, could find that a regulator has told their internet service providers to block access to them. Those who provide payment and other services to such sites could also be asked to impose restrictions. Continue reading...

Porn websites could leak everyone's viewing history because of government age check plans, experts warn

The plans could force adult websites to build complete databases of the porn viewing habits of everyone in the UK

Mon 17 Jul 17 from The Independent

Porn websites must prove users are 18 or risk being banned in UK

The Government is to appoint a regulator to police sex websites in a bid to stop children accessing explicit content

Sun 16 Jul 17 from The Independent

UK government to implement age verification on porn sites by April 2018

The UK government is moving forward with plans to implement provisions outlined in the revised Digital Economy Act which achieved Royal Assent in April. Digital Minister Matt Hancock on Monday ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Techspot

UK to implement age-verification system for porn sites

Plan will force sites to use credit-card based age verification to verify ages.

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Arstechnica

UK to enforce porn site age checks from April 2018

For years the UK government has toyed with the idea of introducing compulsory age checks for online pornography. In May, all of that talk finally came to a head with the Digital Economy ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Engadget

Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018

The government sets a nine-month countdown to porn ID checks, but is told this seems "unrealistic".

Mon 17 Jul 17 from BBC Technology

UK plans age verification for porn websites from 2018

Users face checks before accessing content, with new a regulator overseeing the rules by next April.

Mon 17 Jul 17 from BBC Technology

Age checks to be introduced on porn websites in UK

Measures forcing users to provide credit card details are part of government efforts to make internet safer for childrenThe first steps in forcing pornography websites to check that users are ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Guardian.co.uk

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