Digital Economy Act

UK government delays age verification for adult sites

The UK government has said that age verification for adult sites will now be enforceable “by the end of the year,” instead of its previously announced April 2018 deadline. In a statement, included in an announcement about the rollout of 5G mobile in the UK, the government said that its priority is to make the internet […]

UK selects BBFC to enforce age verification of adult sites

The UK government has formally proposed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) be the regulator for the age verification of online pornography in the UK. The government said that the BBCFC has “unparalleled expertise in classifying content” and has a proven track record of interpreting and implementing legislation as the authority for age […]

UK to enforce age checks on adult sites from next year

UK government is due to introduce age verification checks for adult websites next year, after signing in the Digital Economy Act. The new rules on online pornography are expected to come into force by April 2018, in what the government hailed as a milestone in its efforts to make “the UK the safest place in […]