The Government lost in court today

The Government lost in court today. Yippee! The age verification companies won the right to proceed with a Judicial Review of the Secretary of State’s decision not to proceed with the implementation of age verification. What will the Government do now?

I cannot believe they will want to go through the messy business of disclosure. Why? Because they have nothing to disclose. The decision was taken on political grounds, with no sound basis in policy or research.



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 and is Secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety. John is now or has formerly been an Adviser to the Council of Europe, the UN (ITU), the EU and UNICEF. John has advised many of the world's largest technology companies on online child safety. John's skill as a writer has also been widely recognised.
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