Several porn websites fined for allowing access by minors

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The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has imposed. a penalty of 510,000 euros to Techpump Solutions’ production company for several infringements, including allowing minors to access its websites hosting adult content. Techpump Solutions owns several websites, including the well-known Cumlouder.

The sanctioned websites lacked mechanisms to verify the age stated by users.

Although the AEPD has verified the existence of mechanisms in which the visitor of these web pages is asked to declare his age, the truth is that these pages lack mechanisms to verify the veracity of such information. Additionally, it has been detected that, except in one of the several web pages with adult content belonging to this company, there are no mechanisms to check the veracity of such information, the age verification mechanisms do not work properly..

Thus, although a warning is displayed regarding the need to be of legal age, if the surfer clicks on any point of the page, this warning disappears, allowing access to the content. The sanctions imposed by the AEPD total 11, with amounts ranging from 5,000 to 125,000 euros. The last one is as a consequence of the infringement of Article 6.1 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is considered as “very serious” and is related to the lawfulness of the processing of data originating from users..

Also sanctioned were activities such as the collection of the IP of visitors to these pages, a data that allows to locate the location from which the user connects and that in the case of the activity of the Techpump web pages the AEPD bet in doubt whether in addition to the data corresponding to registered users, the data of unregistered users were also collected.

The initiative of this sanctioning procedure has corresponded to the director of the AEPD herself, Mar España, in line with the will of the organism to. defense of the application on Internet and protection of minors..

This is not the first time that the collection of minors’ data by online platforms has been punished. already in 2019 TikTok received a fine for this cause of $ 5.7 million.

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