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UK Legislation

The UK was one of the leading jurisdictions for introduction age verification when it passed the Digital Economy Act in 2017 requiring age checks for adult content.  But the government abandoned that (although these are being reintroduced in the forthcoming Online Safety Bill).

Nevertheless, there are many other pieces of legislation that apply in the UK which are either new, or are now being enforced more rigorously by regulators.

On these pages, we summarise the key statutes, regulations, guidance and our own advice on compliance.

You should of course alwasy take your own legal advice when it comes to compliance, and not rely on our views. There are some very heavy fines for getting this wrong, as well as reputational damage or even finding your site blocked from UK users or your support services cut off.