Newsagents and corner shops to sell porn pass access code to allow

Adults who want to view pornographic websites will be able to buy a code at newsagents to prove they are over 18 when new age verification laws are introduced later this year. New rules were due to come into force in April, but the Government pushed back the date in an attempt to ensure any system introduced was workable.  The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)… A 16-digit code – or “porn pass” – will be one option available to the estimated 25 million Britons who regularly visit adult websites and so will be required to prove they are not under age. The move, part of new legislation being drawn up, is an attempt by the Government to prevent children accessing obscene online material. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.

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