Posted at 08:00 on 24 Apr 2018
by Pandora / Blake
I sent a response to the BBFC consultation on their draft guidance on age verification, on behalf of myself and obscenity lawyer Myles Jackman.
Table of Contents
Do you agree with the BBFC's Approach as set out in Chapter 2?
The scope of the legislation
- Out-dated classification guidelines
- “Frequently visited”
- Extreme pornographic material
- Indecent images of children
Right of Appeal
Sanctions and disproportionality
Impact on low-traffic websites
- Financial impact
- Lack of technical resources
- Social benefits of online sexuality communities
- Impact on diversity and freedom of expression
Impact on independent sex workers
Do you agree with the BBFC's Age-verification Standards set out in Chapter 3?
Privacy “recommendations” are unenforceable
Risk of social exclusion
Collection and retention of data
- Conflict of interest
- Risks associated with data breaches
- Lack of redress
Do you have any comments with regards to Chapter 4?
Insufficient security standards
- PAS 1296
- Data protection
Click here to read the full consultation response.
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