Who we are?
We are feminist pornographer Pandora Blake and obscenity lawyer Myles Jackman. We work for Backlash for free, defending freedom of sexual expression for adults. Now we need you to help us protect 25 million UK adults from their private sexual information being hacked, sold, or leaked under age verification. We need to change the law to require age verification providers to take user privacy seriously. Together we can ResistAV.
What is Age Verification?
The UK Government is bringing in age verification for adults who want to view adult content online; yet have failed to provide privacy and security obligations to ensure your private information is securely protected.
The law does not currently limit age verification software to only hold data provided by you just in order to verify your age. Hence, other identifying data about you could include anything from your passport information to your credit card details, up to your full search history information. This is highly sensitive data.
What are the Privacy Risks?
Data Misuse - Since age verification providers are legally permitted to collect this information, what is to stop them from increasing revenue through targeting advertising at you, or even selling your personal data?
Data Breaches - No database is perfectly secure, despite good intentions. The leaking or hacking of your sensitive personal information could be truly devastating. The Ashley Madison hack led to suicides. Don’t let the Government allow your private sexual preferences be leaked into the public domain.
What are we asking money for?
We're asking you to help us crowdfund legal fees so we can challenge the new age verification rules under the Digital Economy Act 2017. We 're asking for £10,000 to cover the cost of initial legal advice, since it's a complicated area of law. Ultimately, we'd like to raise even more money, so we can send a message to Government that your personal privacy is of paramount importance.
(The money will be held by Backlash. Once we've achieved our objective, any unused money will be retained by Backlash to be spent on future campaigns).
What can I do?
Please donate if you can. Feel free to share our video on social media and together we can ResistAV.
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