In the News… Draft rules ‘could create a facebook’

Draft rules for age verification on pornographic websites could put users’ privacy at risk and give the world’s biggest porn publisher a power similar to that of Facebook and Twitter, critics have said.

The guidance, which comes after the government passed a law last year forcing pornography sites to use age checks or face being blocked, states there is no legal requirement for sites to offer visitors a choice of age verification services.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/27/uk-website-age-checks-create-facebook-porn-critics-warn