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

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. In order to ensure that the legislation is effective in practice, it is vital that the Regulations, and Guidance from the Age Verification […]

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 […]