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Campaigners fight new ‘porn laws’ demanding Brits had over key info to access adult sits

The laws are set to come into force from Monday next week – April Fool’s Day – and will be introduced as part of a bid to stop children from accessing porn online. 

Despite intending to keep children away from explicit images and videos, campaigners claim they could make people vulnerable to cybercriminals. 

The Adam Smith Institute (ASI) has now called for the law to be scrapped, amid privacy concerns. 

It said: “There are significant risks in creating a centralised system that is responsible for governing access to pornography sites.

The porn laws will come into effect next week

UK: The porn laws will come into effect next week (Pic: GETTY)

Many Brits will be in for a rude awakening on April Fools' Day

RACY: Many Brits will be in for a rude awakening on April Fools' Day (Pic: GETTY)

“Such a system would be a honeypot for blackmailers and hostile foreign governments to exploit.”

The organisation continued: “Requiring those who visit pornography websites to upload credit card details or identity documents in order to access explicit material will significantly increase credit card fraud and identity theft.” 

MPs passed the controversial new law in 2017.

From Monday anyone who accesses porn online will have to prove they are 18 and over by inputting passport, driving licence or credit card information.

There are concerns hackers could take advantage of the incoming laws

BLACKMAIL: There are concerns hackers could take advantage of the incoming laws (Pic: GETTY)

Brits will have to hand over key info to watch porn

PERSONAL DETAILS: Brits will have to hand over key info to watch porn (Pic: GETTY)

“Such a system would be a honeypot for blackmailers and hostile foreign governments”

ASI spokesman

ASI said the requirement significantly infringes on Brits’ personal liberty. 

But, the NSPCC previously said the new laws do not go far enough. 

A spokesman added: “Robust age verification and regulation for online pornography are important first steps in keeping children safe online. But these steps do not go far enough. 

“The NSPCC is calling for social networks to be required by law to give under-18s safe accounts with extra protection built in so that children are kept as safe online as they are in the real world.” 

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