UK Porn Ban To Come Into Effect In July

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The UK government has confirmed a porn ban will come into effect this July.

From July 15, 2019, all internet users wishing to access pornographic material will have to prove they are 18 or older, otherwise they will be entirely blocked from seeing adult content.

The commercial providers of online pornography will be imposing ‘robust age-verification checks on users’ to ensure they are of age.

The government says these new restrictions are being put into practice to reduce the number of children being negatively influenced by pornographic content online, which it believes is too easily available, the Independent reports.

Margot James, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries , said:

Adult content is currently far too easy for children to access online.

The introduction of mandatory age-verification is a world-first, and we’ve taken the time to balance privacy concerns with the need to protect children from inappropriate content.

We want the UK to be the safest place in the world to be online, and these new laws will help us achieve this.

More to follow…

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