“Tories quietly delay plan to force porn websites to check their users’ age”

Owl says: Can this government actually DO anything right!

“Plans to force porn websites to check their users are of legal age have been quietly delayed by the Tory government.

The announcement was sneaked out at the bottom of a 3,400-word press release about 5G on the Orkney Islands.

Porn sites were originally told to install age verification software before April this year in an effort to make the internet safer for children.

In July last year, Tory minister Matt Hancock – now Culture Secretary – told MPs the measures would be “fully in place” by “April 2018”.

But on Friday afternoon his department admitted it needs more “time to get the implementation of the policy right”.

The British Board of Film Classification was decided as the age verification regulator in February, the government said. …”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tories-quietly-delay-plan-force-12173694

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