Porn Websites In Uk To Introduce Age Verification Manner

Pornography websites serving the United Kingdom could soon be forced to prove that users are of an adult age under new laws announced by the British Government.
In a statement Monday, the government said that by April 2018, anyone in the U.K. looking to access online pornography will have to prove they are an adult.
A 2016 study by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said that 48 percent of 11- to 16-year-olds it questioned had viewed online pornography.
“Protecting children from exposure, including accidental exposure, to adult content is incredibly important, given the effect it can have on young people,” he said in the press release Monday.
According to weekend reports, porn websites will have to install age-verification software similar to gambling websites, or risk being heavily fined as part of a new Digital Economy Act.

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