UK ISPs To Include Porn Filters As Default By The End Of 2013

Posted on Jun 17 2013 - 10:34am by Editorial Staff

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UK ISPs will enact auto-filtering of adult content by the end of 2013 i.e. there will be pornographic content parental filters on board as a default setting for all homes in the UK by the end of 2013, says David Cameron’s special advisor on preventing the sexualization and commercialization of childhood, Claire Perry MP – reports Ars Technica.

The move is a part of government efforts to let ISPs to add filtering as a standard option across industry and to make technology easier for people to use. Not only this, but since ISPs are voluntarily rolling out filtering technology, no new legislation or regulations require.

Perry pointing out that only four in 10 parents use some kind of Internet filtering at home said parents were “complacent” about the risks of online pornography. “We will have automatic put on, so if you turn the filter off at 9pm, it turns on again at 7am,” added Perry. While “there’s something different about the online world, it is anonymous, it is easy, and it is efficient to share imagery.”

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