Online age-verification system could create ‘honeypot’ of personal data and pornography-viewing habits, privacy groups warn

As the government develops online safety guidelines, digital rights groups says any approach requiring the use of ID is ‘invasive and risky’

In the wake of the Optus and Medibank data breaches, digital rights groups are urging the federal government to rule out requiring identification documents as part of any online age-verification system, warning it could create a honeypot of people’s personal information and pornography-viewing habits.

The eSafety commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, is developing an online safety “roadmap”, outlining a way to prevent minors from accessing adult content online by ensuring host sites have verified the ages of users.

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