Members of the House of Lords are clamouring for more red tape and censorship in the name of protecting children from the dangers of the internet. Of course these people don't seem to give a shit about the safety of adults using the internet.
Morrow is attempting to revive the failed age verification for porn in his bill, Digital Economy Act 2017 (Commencement of Part 3) Bill [HL]. The original bill failed firstly because it failed to consider data protection for porn user's identity
data. The original authors of the bill couldn't even be bothered to consider such security implications as porn users handing over identity data and porn browsing data directly to Russian porn sites, possibly acting as fronts for the Russian government
dirty tricks dept.
Perhaps the bill also failed because the likes of GCHQ don't fancy half the porn using population of the UK using VPNs and Tor to work around age verification and ISP porn blocking.
bill progress from bills.parliament.uk and the bill text from
bills.parliament.uk . The bill had its first reading on 9th June.
Meanwhile Beeban Kidron has proposed a bill demanding accurate age assurance. Age assurance is generally an attempt to determine age without the nightmare of dangerously handing
over full identity identity data. Eg estimating the age of soical media users from the age of their friends.
See Kidron's bill progress from bills.parliament.uk and the bill text is at
bill text from bills.parliament.uk . The bill had its first reading on 27th May