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.