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Briefing for Parliamentarians: Online Pornography: Outstanding issues with implementation of the Digital Economy Act 2017

Parliamentarians will know that Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 (the Act) provides for the regulation, through age-verification, of online pornography with the primary purpose being the protection of children from pornographic content online. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has been confirmed as the regulator to oversee these measures, under guidance, […]

DPA Age Verification: Briefing, Reaction to DCMS Consultation Response & Principles and Mechanisms

The DPA Age Verification Group has been working with officials from the DCMS on the Government’s commitment to tackle children’s access to online pornography through age verification controls, and has responded to the DCMS Consultation (Child Safety Online: Age Verification for Pornography). It welcomes the DCMS’s commitment, in its official consultation response, to maintain engagement […]

DPA Parliamentary Briefing DCMS Consultation Child Safety Online: Age Verification for Pornography

The UK Government acknowledged its responsibility to protect young people in its manifesto commitment to require age verification for access to all websites containing pornographic material. The launch of the DCMS Consultation – Child Safety Online: Age Verification for Pornography has its focus on commercial pornography providers, and is looking to these businesses to ensure […]