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Get ready for mandatory porn site age checks. Yes, you read that right

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Plus: 10Mbps right, extra Ofcom powers as Commons sniffs bill

Digital Economy Bill The government is to lay its digital bill before Parliament today, which, among other things, is intended to create a legal right for every household to access 10Mbps broadband.

Age verification will also be required for people browsing pornographic websites, supposedly for the protection of children from online porn.

The Digital Economy Bill was first announced in the Queen's Speech earlier this year.

It has the lofty aim of "mak ing the United Kingdom a world leader in the digital economy" via legislation.

The Bill also contains contentious plans to allow government departments to better share citizens' information between themselves.

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