Adults may need to buy £10 card from newsagents to prove age to watch porn online at home

New age verification laws are set to be introduced this year and the 16-digit porn pass could be the only way Brits can prove they are an adult without revealing their details.

Some 25million people regularly watch porn online in the UK and the government wants to bring in new rules to prevent children from watching explicit material on the internet.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, the new card would cost £10 and a shopkeeper could also ask for identification before selling the code.

The card could be one way people can easily prove their age after the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) was given the task of introducing new rules by the government.

A BBFC source told the newspaper that despite Brits being able to register a credit card, the proof-of-age card from a corner shop could be the only way to do it anonymously.

But Alec Muffett, an internet security expert, said: “This legislation is a digital white elephant. The kids will beat the technology, and adults could have their details hacked.

“Nobody is lined up to guarantee the trustworthiness of the companies which provide age verification and confirm someone’s age to a porn site.”



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