France is set to present a digital certification system this week that will require porn websites to effectively verify the age of their viewers. The objective is to block access to pornography for those who are under 18. Individuals seeking to access these sites will need to install a government-approved digital certification app on their mobile devices to demonstrate they are at least 18 years of age.
Sites Not Complying To Be Banned
Jean-Noel Barrot, French digital minister, said that websites not following the rules will be banned from publishing any content in France. “I intend to put an end to this scandal,” he said in an interview.
France, The First Country
France will be the first country in the world to come up with a policy that blocks access to adult content for its minors. There is no effective control mechanism in other parts of the world, the French digital minister said.