France will impose an age certification system in order to block access to pornographic websites for minors,
the Minister Delegate for Digital Affairs announced on Sunday in
Le Parisien .
In 2023, it is the end of access to pornographic sites for our children
”, declared this member of the government, Jean-Noël Barrot, to the daily newspaper.
The details of this device must be presented within the week, for an implementation "
as of September
", according to the newspaper.
All internet sites for adults "
must comply with it or risk seeing its distribution prohibited on national territory
", indicated the minister delegate.
According to him, “
France will be the first country in the world to propose a solution like this
The age certification must go through a "
" whose technical details are not yet finalized.
The goal will be to preserve the anonymity of the Internet user from the point of view of websites.
Telecom operators, who have the age of their customers, could for example be in the loop
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This technical solution on which we are working could be used to enforce the age limits which exist in our law, but which are not sufficiently respected online
”, underlined Jean-Noël Barrot.
Currently, pornographic sites ask the Internet user to certify his age by entering a date of birth, or even more simply by pressing a box to say "
I am an adult
Debate on the protection of personal data
The United Kingdom is also trying to better filter this access, with its online security bill, under discussion in Parliament.
The government wants to make it mandatory for websites to have reliable age verification technology in place.
In Louisiana, a state in the southern United States, a law since January 1 requires the presentation of a copy of an identity document before being able to enter websites with at least one third of their content which is "
harmful to minors
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While the objective of making it more difficult for minors to access pornography is widely shared, the various projects to implement age verification around the world have come up against the question of data protection. personal.