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The government’s plan to block porn UK users who hadn’t signed up to an age verifying database has been scrapped.

According to the Digital Secretary, Nicky Morgan, the controversial policy will not be commencing.

The confirmation comes after the policy had been blocked a number of times.

The original policy would have required users to register on porn sites with official documents such as a driver’s license, passport or an age verification card.

The policy had raised concerned by privacy activists who warned that any database that contained personal information or that tracked people’s browsing online could be hacked or used by the government to track people’s most private moments.

Advocates of the policy said that it would protect children from accessing porn online.

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In a written statement to parliament, Morgan said that the government would heighten its focus on its new “online harms” regulation to address issues caused by minors accessing porn sites.

She wrote, “The government’s commitment to protecting children online is unwavering. Adult content is too easily accessed online and more needs to be done to protect children from harm”.

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