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BARCELONA — Age verification solution provider AgeGO has reported that many countries are closely following the success of the U.K.’s initiative and is offering an overview of those nations that are examining future age verification options.

Spain
The limitation of online pornographic content online was included in the electoral program of the newly elected Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez (Social Democrats). The goal of the new government is to implement a new strict age verification system for adult websites.

South Africa
Recently a discussion paper was published by the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) which proposed a revision of existing online legislation to limit access to porn, including a default block on internet devices requiring age verification to bypass.

Ireland
This year the Department of Communications launched a public consultation on a new law to regulate harmful content online. The results are currently being examined in preparation for the development of legislation with age verification being considered in the context of the forthcoming legislation.

Poland
MPs for the country’s Law and Justice party have put forward radical proposals to curtail access to porn websites. Research from the Integrated Prevention Institute shows that in Poland, 60 percent of boys and 40 percent of girls are first exposed to porn at the age of 11.

Other countries also investigating age verification laws include Sweden and France, with AgeGO monitoring the situation and keeping clients updated about any further developments.