The legislation, originally planned to come into force in April 2018, but repeatedly altered, delayed and rubbished by technology experts and privacy campaigners. There were so many holes in the planned implementation, easy ways to avoid the block and serious concerns over privacy, it was just a poorly thought-out mess.
Another problem that got less coverage in the press was the lack of a definition for “porn”. It seemed that any nudity or mature content was at risk of falling foul of the legislation.
Thankfully, common sense won the day.