YouGov poll states 76% of Brits unaware of age verification to view adult content online

In order to view adult content online in the UK, users will soon have to verify their age to prove they are over 18 years old. This involves supplying proof of age to an age verification platform used by the adult website the user wants to see.

The law is expected to come into force in Q2 of 2019 and despite media attention about the subject in Britain’s tabloid newspapers more than three-quarters of respondents in a new study were not aware the new porn checks are set to be introduced in the UK.

That’s according to a new survey by YouGov, the Internet-based market research and data analytics firm. In the survey of 1,769 Britons – which included more than half who admitted to being regular pornography users – 76% said they were unaware of the incoming restrictions. Two-thirds (67%) revealed they approve of the measures but only a third (34%) believe the so-called porn block will be effective.

When the law comes into full force in order to access adult content sites, users will see on some websites AgeGO as the age verification technology provider. AgeGO is totally secure, anonymous and GDPR compliant. AgeGO does not store any user data and once a user signs up to AgeGO and verifies his age he can access thousands of adult content sites without needing to verify his age again. Check out AgeGOs various verification methods here.

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