Google rejects UK government automatic pornography block rules
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 24/05/2012 14:45
Proposals to force users to opt-in to access adult content would be "a mistake", Google has said.
Speaking during a debate in Hertfordshire, the company warned against allowing private companies to manage lists of inappropriate websites.
The government is currently consulting with ISPs to determine if such filters should be on by default.
Some ISPs, such as TalkTalk, have already provided an option to filter adult content at a network level.
If the government decides to introduce the blocks, it would mean web users would have to inform their ISPs if they want to view adult content.