UK’s controversial porn block could come sooner under no-deal Brexit

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The UK government’s plan to introduce mandatory Age Verification (AV) measures could come into effect sooner than previously thought, if the UK leaves the European Union under a ‘No Deal’ scenario, without a formal Withdrawal Agreement.

The AV plans, which have already been extensively covered, and delayed more than once, were supposed to come into effect from July 15, 2019. However, the UK government neglected to inform the European Commission under the Technical Standards and Regulations Directive (EU-TSRD), which it needed to do before enacting the changes.

As a result, a delay of around six months was expected when this was announced back on June 20, meaning it should come into force just before the end of the year. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the organisation tasked with enforcing the age verification measures, told SEXTECHGUIDE.

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