March 12, 2018

Age Verification pushed back

The deadline for the implementation of the Government’s potentially disastrous Age Verification scheme has officially been pushed back to ‘before the end of the year’.


The deadline for the implementation of the Government’s potentially disastrous Age Verification scheme has officially been pushed back to ‘before the end of the year’.

Whilst we welcome the delay, Age Verification remains a huge threat to privacy for millions across the UK.

Myles Jackman, ORG’s legal director said:

“This is a chance for the government to rethink the absence of safeguards for privacy and security, but it is frightening to consider that this policy was two weeks away from launch before it was pulled.

“Matt Hancock needs to introduce powers to safeguard privacy immediately before this scheme causes real damage.”

Notes to Editors

The announcement can be found in this press release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/25m-for-5g-projects-on-the-anniversary-of-the-uks-digital-strategy (ctrl+f - BBFC)

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