The DE Act compels pornography websites to verify the age of their users. This is to try and prevent children and young people from seeing pornography. We have concerns about how this will be implemented. We believe there could be implications for the privacy of many adults, who could be put at risk of Ashley Madison style hacks. We also have questions about the extent to which the proposals will actually prevent young people from seeing pornography.
We want the Government to publish Codes of Practice that will outline how age verification will be implemented without putting people’s privacy at risk.
We talked to security expert Alec Muffett about the problems with the Government's plans.
Louise Haigh MP warned about the privacy risks in age verification.