UK internet censorship looks set to be filtered out…Tories fail to get the EU to exempt UK website blocking from net neutrality provisions that seem to ban ISPs from interefering with people’s internet feed

Posted: 11 July, 2015 in Internet Blocking
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European Parliament logo New rules for Internet providers across the European Union couldeliminate adult website blocking in the U.K.The telecoms single market rules, approved June 30, will go before the full European Parliament for a vote this fall. If the legislation gets a green light, it will trump existing national laws. Censorship provision were more laterly debated in Council on July 8.

Despite the best efforts of UK Conservatives in the Parliament, the EU-wide regulation will put an end to Internet service provider-level filters for adult content, which will mean new U.K. laws by the end of next year.

Currently in the U.K., the major ISPs give users the option to block pornography or gratuitous violence. Consumers are prompted to choose whether to turn on the blocking filter when they first use their Internet connection.

While an exception for parental blocking tools was debated, it was not included in the final text.

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