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Porn check critics fear data breach

The Open Rights Group says it fears a data breach is “inevitable” as the deadline approaches for a controversial change in the way people in the UK access online pornography.

 

Details of an age verification tool developed by a major porn site owner were revealed at the weekend.

 

From April 2018, porn site visitors in the UK will have to prove they are aged 18 or over to access adult material.

 

The regulation is designed to protect children from explicit content.

 

It is part of the UK government’s Digital Economy Act.

 

MindGeek, which runs sites including PornHub, YouPorn and RedTube, said its AgeID age verification tool had been in use in Germany since 2015.

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