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New Porn Law forces Brits to submit phone number, address & date of birth to view X-Rated Sites!

Avid porn aficionados are in for a hard time

 

It’s been announced that viewers in Britain will soon have to register their personal details to make accounts on numerous XXX rated websites.

Never a dull day in the Orwellian nightmare that is the British Isles.

Come April, Pornhub, RedTube, YouPorn and Brazzers will require viewers to create a username and password to access the websites.

MindGeek, a Luxembourg-based privately held company which owns the aforementioned websites, have decided to erect an AgeID system as part of the U.K. Parliament’s Digital Economy Act of 2017.

Chicken chokers, monkey spankers, and dolphin floggers alike will be required to hand over their names, phone numbers, addresses, dates and place of birth before they can watch any x-rated content. The move has caused concern amongst critics and privacy campaigners who claim that the AgeID laws could lead to Ashley Madison style information leaks.

In light of the criticism, a spokesman from MindGeek said, “AgeID has been built from the ground up with data protection, data minimisation and the principles of privacy by design at its core, while also complying with the GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation]. This is why we do not store any personal data entered during the age-verification process. Due to the encrypted nature of AgeID’s login credentials, such data cannot be exposed in the unlikely event of a hack.”

The British Board of Film Censorship will police the new system, and a government-approved service will survey the data to confirm that users are aged 18 and over. Failure to ID users can lead to fines up to £250,000 for the sites.

Executive Director of privacy group Open Rights Group Jim Killock has criticized the move.

“The BBFC will struggle to ensure that Age Verification is safe, secure and anonymous. They are powerless to ensure people’s privacy. The major publisher, MindGeek, looks like it will dominate the AV market. We are very worried about their product, AgeID, which could track people’s porn use. The way this product develops with completely out of BBFC’s hands,” he said.

“Users will not be able to choose how to access websites. They’ll be at the mercy of porn companies. And the blame lies squarely with Theresa May’s government for pushing incomplete legislation,” he continued.

Well, that sucks.

Source: dangerous