Would she be so condescending to a phone company saying that they do not listen to, and filter, what you say on the phone, I wonder?
Once again, I say to the Baroness here:
- We already offer our customers an unavoidable choice regarding filtering when ordering.
- We already confirm customers are over 18, and are happy to link to any freely available external validation system that she wishes to put in place for that.
- We already provide help and advice for parents wishing to actually be parents and look after their children.
We already (as you see in that image) suggest we can set up alternative DNS (e.g. OpenDNS) that can avoid children accidentally accessing unsavoury parts of the Internet. This is about the best any ISP could actually do as anyone determined to access something can easily bypass the filters any ISPs include.
We also lack the actual evidence that access to porn is harmful anyway. I would be happy to stop my kids (when they were younger) accidentally finding smut on the Internet, but if my son accessed it when he was in his teens, that is not something I could have stopped even if I wanted to, and is there actual evidence that it is a problem? What we need is education so that young adults understand the context of porn - like any fiction on TV depicting unreal scenarios and not "how you do things in a real relationship".
Of course, we also have the fact that such filtering it likely to fall foul of EU wide net neutrality rules that are coming in to place.
We also have the fact that such filters are against mere conduit EU rules, and perhaps even against the Computer Misuse Act.
I assume her Bill will, again, fall flat on its face. If it does not, it seems we will have little problem complying and probably already do.
P.S. Sorry if not obviously, but if you pick the "Censored" option you cannot place your order and the message suggests you choose another ISP. That is a choice anyone can make.