Adult entertainment age checks delayed in UK


Today the UK Government has announced it will no longer be introducing compulsory age checks into the online adult industry in April 2018 as previously planned.

In a statement, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said it would now start "later in the year".

"We need to take the time to make sure we get it right," added a spokesman.

There has been speculation from companies developing the age check software that it was unlikely to meet the deadline. The new rules implemented by the Digital Economy Act mean that anyone in the UK wanting to view pornography online will have to verify their age by entering personal details such as their name, address and date of birth. This is all in aid of preventing children from stumbling across adult content.

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