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The Australian Ministry of the Interior has recommended checking ages by matching a person's photo with a document already submitted to him, such as a driver's license (stock)

Australians may soon be forced to scan their faces before they watch porn online with swipe new proposals

  • The Ministry of the Interior wants scans to confirm the age before they watch porn
  • They want ages to be checked by matching a photo of a person with driving licenses
  • Bipartisan committee recently shot the proposal because of fear of supervision
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Australia's powerful home security agency has suggested using facial scans to confirm the age of people before viewing online pornography.

The Ministry of the Interior has also used the technology to restrict access to gambling sites.

The department recommended checking ages by matching a person's photo with a document already submitted to the Interior, such as a driver's license.

The Australian Ministry of the Interior has recommended checking ages by matching a person's photo with a document already submitted to him, such as a driver's license (stock)

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The Australian Ministry of the Interior has recommended checking ages by matching a person's photo with a document already submitted to him, such as a driver's license (stock)

& # 39; This can help with age verification, for example by preventing a minor from using his parents' driving license to bypass age verification checks & # 39 ;, wrote it to a parliamentary committee investigating the idea.

The United Kingdom has abandoned plans this month to introduce a national age verification system for online pornography after years of technical problems and concerns from privacy campaigners.

The Home Affairs proposal would remove a separately proposed facial recognition scheme that is being pursued by the federal government.

The government wants agencies, banks and telephone companies to be able to use the technology.

However, a two-party committee recently shot the proposal down for fear that it could lead to mass surveillance and tell the government to reformulate its plans.

Eros Association of the sex industry lobbied for stronger parental control to be made available by internet providers, pointing to Telstra which allows a filter of websites.

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According to the association, managing director Rachel Payne says that the British model posed serious privacy problems and ran the risk of creating a potential & # 39; honey jar & # 39; for hackers.

Mrs Payne also warned that other age-related content, such as R18 + films or artworks, could fall under the age verification scheme.

A bi-party committee recently shot the proposal out of fear that it could lead to mass surveillance and instruct the government to redesign its plans (stock)

A bi-party committee recently shot the proposal out of fear that it could lead to mass surveillance and instruct the government to redesign its plans (stock)

A bi-party committee recently shot the proposal out of fear that it could lead to mass surveillance and instruct the government to redesign its plans (stock)

She said that the same company that manages the adult porn website is also the largest provider of a third-party age verification tool, of which, according to Ms. Payne, a conflict of interest has created.

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The Law Society of the University of New South Wales said in countries where age verification for porn was enforced, effectiveness was limited with more than four million domains and internet tools that allow users to bypass controls.

But the company did say that Italy, Denmark and Spain had successful age verification schemes for online gambling.

The company said the UK scheme could not guarantee the anonymity of users and might have forced them to use multiple third-party age verification systems.

South Eastern Center Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence said restricting children's access to pornography would enable them to learn better about sex.

& # 39; In our client work there have been cases where children sexually abused younger children in ways they have learned by watching pornography, & # 39; said the center.

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