BBFC, a British state authority, has proposed a new (though hardly innovative or sophisticated) method of age verification for people who want to view pornographic website’s (almost 25 million Britons regularly visit adult websites, estimates “The Telegraph”).
According to their proposal, a 16-digit code – aka “porn pass” – which you can use online to prove your age on X-rated websites, may be available in high streets stores (e.g. mini markets or local newsagents).
If you’re particularly fresh-faced, the cashier may ask you to prove your identity, either with a driving license or a passport. According to “The Telegraph”, these passes will cost around £10 (roughly $14) and may also be used for purchasing alcohol and knives online, as well as all kind of sales restricted in the UK.