Pornography and GDPR

The intriguing combination request for GDPR and ePrivacy regulations resulted in captivating developments in local regulations in some countries. Last year, United Kingdom in its Privacy Policy introduced the obligation to verify the age of the visitor on pornographic websites . The vast majority of visitors on such sites are anonymous, to the extent that they don’t wish to have such data on their computer, let alone on the service providers. This is the main reason that all major web browsers allow this web content to be viewed in the so-called “Incognito” mode.

MindGeek, a company that owns the most popular pornographic sites on the Internet like PornHub, etc . , plans to implement AgeID, it is a newly developed method of age control of its visitors. The gathered data of online sexual habits creates a global fear for visitors of such sites,  that the gathered data might leak publicly which could cause an internet catastrophe. The application will launch first in the UK, but with the new EU ePrivacy guidelines just around the corner, the same obligations may be in store as the UK made in 2017.

PornHub claims that the technology they will use in order to identified, is completely safe and that user data will be collected and protected in accordance with GDPR requirements, but the security of PornHub was compromised in July last year.

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