Pornography and GDPR

The interesting combination of requests for GDPR and ePrivacy regulations has resulted in interesting developments in local regulation in some countries. Last year, the United Kingdom introduced its obligation to verify the age of pornographic content visitor websites in its Privacy Policy. The vast majority of visitors to such sites are kept to anonymity to the extent that they do not want to have the data on their own computer, let alone the servers of such providers. This is the main reason that all major web browsers allow the 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 and others, plans to start implementing AgeID soon, its newly developed methods of age checking visitors, creating fears of creating a global database of sexual habits that could cause the public to generate the right Internet catastrophe. The application launches first in the UK, but it should be kept in mind that the new EU ePrivacy gateway directive could make similar obligations as UK made it 2017.

PornHub argues that technology in which users will need to be 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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