Visitors to porn websites will be asked to supply credit card information to prove they are 18

The government is pressing ahead with plans that would require visitors to pornographic websites to provide credit card details to prove they are over 18.

ISPs have been offering network-level porn filters for some time now due to government concerns that adult content is far too easy for children to access.

However figures suggest these have not been adopted by users who are able to opt out of the restrictions if they so wish.

Now the government now wants to go one step further, having included the measures in the 2016 Digital Economy Act.

Any website that breaches the rules could be blocked by ISPs, with a new regulatory board introduced to implement the rules.

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