Age verification for porn sites a step closer

Today is the formal opening of the 2016-17 Parliamentary Year, normally referred to as the “State Opening”. Her Majesty comes along to Westminster and declares that a new Parliamentary session has begun. She does this by giving  a speech which is written for her by the Prime Minister. It sets out the Government’s legislative programme for the term ahead.  Included within the speech  today is a promise to legislate to introduce age verification for pornographic web sites. Not a surprise at one level, but good to have it confirmed that everything is proceeding as anticipated.

About John Carr

John Carr is one of the world's leading authorities on children's and young people's use of digital technologies. He is Senior Technical Adviser to Bangkok-based global NGO ECPAT International, Technical Adviser to the European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online, which is administered by Save the Children Italy and an Advisory Council Member of Beyond Borders (Canada). Amongst other things John is or has been an Adviser to the United Nations, ITU, the European Union, the Council of Europe and European Union Agency for Network and Information Security and is a former Board Member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety. He is Secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety. John has advised many of the world's largest internet companies on online child safety. In June, 2012, John was appointed a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. More: http://johncarrcv.blogspot.com
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