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By Rowland Manthorpe and Alexander J Martin

The government's porn age verification scheme is to be indefinitely delayed, according to Sky sources.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Secretary Jeremy Wright is expected to announce the climbdown in Parliament on Thursday.

The regulator, the British Board of Film Classification, was told of the development on Wednesday afternoon.

After a delay of over a year, the DCMS announced on 17 April the age verification scheme, widely-known as the porn block, would come into force on 15 July.

The world-first scheme proposed to prevent young people "stumbling across" porn online by checking the age of every porn watcher in the UK.

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However, it proved controversial, with campaigners raising fears that it would enable widespread tracking of porn watcRead More – Source

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