'Age mandatory and filtering of porn sites' is finally canceled after repeated postponements
It was announced that the ' mandatory age verification of pornographic sites ' and site filtering based on it were canceled after the repeated postponement of enforcement of the law.
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Nicky Morgan, Secretary of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports of the United Kingdom, said in a statement released on October 16, 2019, 'The government's commitment to protect children on the Internet is unwavering. For adults. content can too easily accessible on the Internet, while in order to protect children from harm is stated that further measures are needed ',' the government digital economy Act 2017 relating to age verification of pornography on the Internet We have concluded that the third draft will not be enforced. '
In the United Kingdom, the Digital Economy Act 2017, passed in 2017, includes a clause that requires age verification to access pornographic sites. According to this, the site operator needs to introduce an age authentication system, and if you fail to perform age authentication, you will be treated by the Internet service provider (ISP) for site blocking and you will be fined.
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However, the age confirmation system that was being considered for introduction was built by a private company, and there were concerns that one private company would manage a database containing the browsing habits and personal information of British citizens. I was there.
In addition, there was an opinion that 'pornographic sites based outside the UK are meaningless because they do not comply with British law', and 'SNS such as Twitter and Reddit are subject to blocking by user-uploaded pornographic content.' I was also worried about the point that it would become.
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Due to these dissenting opinions, the 2017 Digital Economic Law postponed the enforcement scheduled for April 2018. Due to prolonged discussions, the enforcement has been postponed multiple times, and in April 2019, it was finally announced that the 2017 Digital Economic Law will come into effect in July 2019.
However, in June 2019, it was announced that 'the necessary documents must be submitted to the European Union (EU), and the enforcement will be further delayed', and the 2017 Digital Economic Law has not yet been enforced at the time of writing the article. situation. As a result, even though the law was enacted, filtering of porn sites was stopped without waiting for its enforcement.
Morgan said that while the age mandate and filtering of porn sites will be discontinued, other parts of the 2017 Digital Economics Act will not be discontinued and will continue to await enforcement.
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