Unintended consequence of age verification scheme for online pornography | The Canberra Times

Then there are the children. To “protect our children” from “harmful content like pornography,” the federal government has announced $6.5 million to test age screening technologies (such as age verification, where you have to give your legal ID to access pornography). This has been celebrated by the opposition and the anti-porn brigade, but we know, and in August 2023 this same government agreed, that the technology simply does not work: it is easy to circumvent and has huge implications for privacy.