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Porn viewers could all be added to a country-wide database of viewing habits under new ..

• independent.co.uk by Andrew Griffin

The UK government's plans to check whether people are old enough to watch pornography might include creating a database of everyone's viewing habits.

The Government has recently been looking to introduce new checks to ensure that adult content can only be viewed by those over 18. To do that, it will introduce age verification schemes, and sites that don't implement them will be rendered inaccessible from within the UK.

But the mechanism involved in doing so could create an entire database of the UK's porn viewing habits, according to the Open Rights Group. Doing so will create a vulnerable set of information that could expose anyone, according to the group.

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