David Cameron calls to shut down porn sites without age-restricted controls

Open Rights Group has responded to David Cameron’s call to shut down porn sites that don’t have age-restricted controls.

Executive Director, Jim Killock said:

“While the government can shut down UK-based sites, these are few in number and represent a tiny proportion of the global porn industry. Cameron needs to clarify how he wishes to achieve his goals, given that most porn sites are hosted abroad. To block them, the government would have to introduce a national firewall, which would censor sites for everyone, and would likely be widely circumvented.

"While we understand the government’s concern about children accessing pornography, there are no simple tech solutions. We need to make sure that children are being educated by their parents and schools in how to navigate the web safely."