UK pornography industry proposes user ID checks for adult websites

From the article:

“Britons may soon face identity checks to access adult material on the internet, according to discussions between Whitehall and the private sector.

A scheme proposed by the pornography industry would see adult sites verifying visitors’ identity with organizations such 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 block on any sites which don’t comply. It is a key Conservative pledge and has widespread support. But critics say the plans are a privacy nightmare. Some warn they are a step towards Chinese-style internet restrictions.”

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http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/may/26/pornography-industry-user-id-checks-adult-websites-privacy

Amanda:

Once again conservative politicians try to control the uncontrollable.
Meanwhile, a more realistic approach is being tried on the other side of the world :

Porn awareness should start early to combat a growing sex ed emergency says researcher

Read more:

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/05/27/4243233.htm