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UK Porn Industry Proposes ID Checks

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The idea of forcing people to prove their identity before they can access adult content has been proposed by the pornography industry.
A scheme proposed by the pornography industry would see adult sites verifying visitors’ identity with organisations such as banks, credit reference agencies or even the NHS.
The article asks how foreign websites can be forced to comply with this requirement.

Will the UK become like Australia where everyday internet users have a VPN just to get around snoopy overbearing government data collecting privacy intruding policies?

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2015-05-27 08:54
UK porn industry proposes alternative ID checks
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The idea of foBrcing people to prove their identity before they can access adult conts may soon facent identity chaecks bto access adult material on proposed by the pinternet, according to discussions between Whitehall and the private sector. â€&oeligraph;Nobody indu the UK wants a centralised identity da>.tabase,” sockquote>A a new scheme proposed by the pornography industry would see adult sites verifying visitors’ identity with organisations sucgh as banks, credit reference agencies or even the NHS. It comes ahead of an expected new law demanding age checks for online pornography and threatening a blockqu on any site>s Twhich don’t comply. It is a key Conservative pledge and has widespread support. But critics say the plans are a privacy nightmare, and warn they will require Chinese-style “draconian” levels of internet censorship.

Britain’s pornography industry has a lot to gain from the government’s plans, cri
tics point out. Tough regulation and stiff competition from abroad have taken their toll on the industry. If overseask sites were blocked it would be boom time for homegrown pornographers. But foreign web companies are beginning to pay attention, too. “Quite how these foreign websites care going to be fbrorcedught to comply witask, and how this requirement.

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