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March 30, 2023

Anti-pornography bill passes through Chamber’s committee

The Chamber of Deputies’ Human Rights Committee approved, yesterday, the bill to oppose pornography, adopting a number of amendments, but maintaining the provisions regarding compulsory access passwords to the websites and the payment of a fee per minute by the users, the deputy Sergiu Andon stated, quoted by Mediafax. The title of the bill was modified, from “the law for the regulation of pornographic activities and access to pornographic materials”, to “the law for the protection of underage children as regards access to pornographic materials”.

According to the bill, pornographic sites’ content will be password protected. The bill is to be further debated in the Chamber’s Culture Committee, which will draft the report to be put to vote in the assembly. The bill, initiated by the Government, was rejected by the Senate, and the Chamber of Deputies is the decisional body.

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