All porn sites to be blocked in Israel

Independent 1 November 2016
Family First Comment: Good for NZ as well?
“The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation unanimously approved the bill, which forces internet companies in the country censor adult websites by default. Backers of the new legislation claim that it is a way of stopping young people getting online.

The measures are of the kind previously proposed in the UK, where all adult websites would be blocked by default

Legislators have approved a bill that would block all porn in Israel unless people ask to view it.

The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation unanimously approved the bill, which forces internet companies in the country censor adult websites by default. Backers of the new legislation claim that it is a way of stopping young people getting online.

Under the terms of the bill, anyone wanting to access pornography online would have to tell their internet service provider, either by writing to them, ringing them or getting in touch their website.The approval of the bill means that it now moves to the legislator, the Knesset, for approval and passage into law.

At the moment, Israeli law forces internet service providers to build in content-blocking systems that can recognise certain problem websites and stop people visiting them. But those are turned off by default and users can ask to have them switched on – and legislators worry that not enough parents know that they exist.
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