Tsavkko Garcia, Raphael
Publication year: 2020

While multiple countries outright ban pornographic material, others try to restrict its monetization, production, and distribution channels as much as possible. However, new legislation in Europe opens a broader debate on online privacy and censorship.

In 2017, the UK passed the Digital Economy Act that sought to impose an age verification system on pornographic sites to prevent any user under 18 from being able to access them. After that, other countries in Europe followed suit.

Even though most pornographic sites ask the user to indicate that they are of legal age, such verification is only a request that may or may not be respected, and it is ultimately up to the parents or guardians of the child or adolescent to control the sites they access.

Full article at Cybernews’ website. Date of publication: 30/11/2020.

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