Age verification for porn sites a step closer

Today is the formal opening of the 2016-17 Parliamentary Year, normally referred to as the “State Opening”. Her Majesty comes along to Westminster and declares that a new Parliamentary session has begun. She does this by giving  a speech which is written for her by the Prime Minister. It sets out the Government’s legislative programme for the term ahead.  Included within the speech  today is a promise to legislate to introduce age verification for pornographic web sites. Not a surprise at one level, but good to have it confirmed that everything is proceeding as anticipated.

About John Carr

John Carr is a member of the Executive Board of the UK Council on Child Internet Safety, the British Government's principal advisory body for online safety and security for children and young people. In the summer of 2013 he was appointed as an adviser to Bangkok-based ECPAT International. Amongst other things John is or has been a Senior Expert Adviser to the United Nations, ITU, the European Union, a member of the Executive Board of the European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online, Secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety. John has advised many of the world's largest internet companies on online child safety. In June, 2012, John was a appointed a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. More: http://johncarrcv.blogspot.com
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