LINK: Porn censorship laws and age checks breach human rights and threaten privacy, says UN official

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Age verification checks to prevent children from accessing pornography are a breach of human rights, a UN official has warned.

David Kaye, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, said that amendments to the UK’s Digital Economy Bill could violate international law on freedom of speech.

Conservative ministers have said internet providers could be punished if they fail to act on requests from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) to enforce age verification checks on websites which host explicit content. – independent.co.uk
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