Porn age verification: How government plans to restrict online pornography

Australians who watch porn online could soon have to provide their personal details before they can access adult material.

The inquiry is investigating age verification technology for pornographic sites, based on a UK model.

The UK proposed making users visiting porn sites prove they were 18. The government abandoned the plan in October after a series of major technical issues.

The Australian report said three “crucial factors” needed to be sorted out to succeed where the UK scheme failed.

These included ensuring a level playing field for regulation, making age verification easy for consumers to use and raising public awareness of the need for age verification.

The report found a third of parents with children aged between two and 17 were concerned about them watching or being exposed to porn.

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