CEASE (Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation) is a new morality group campaigning against porn and sex work in the UK.
The group was founded in 2019 and describes itself on its website:
We shine a light on what
sexual exploitation is, where it occurs and how it contravenes our human rights. We campaign for new and better laws, advocate for policy change and hold the global sex industry to account.
We're building a UK-wide movement of
campaigners against sexual exploitation, and we're amplifying the voices of the very best advocates for change: survivors.
Its latest cunning plan is to hold the Information Commissioners Office (the UK data protection censor) as
responsible for failing to prevent the world's porn sites from obtaining usage data from under 18s. The group writes on its website:
We are threatening to take legal action against the Information Commissioner's Office
(ICO) for failing to protect children's data from misuse by porn sites.
The excuses the ICO has given for its failure to fulfil its regulatory duties are legally and factually flawed. What's more, it has left children exposed to a
profit-hungry industry which is intent on drawing children back again and again to watch violent and abusive pornographic material for its own financial gain.
The group quotes long time porn campaigner John Carr:
I was shocked and dismayed by the Information Commissioner's reply to me in which they refused to act against porn sites which were collecting and processing children's data on a large scale. If the data protection laws weren't
designed to protect children ... I am sure a lot of parents will wonder just what they were designed to do.