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Net neutrality prevents CRTC from ordering ISPs verify age online: CRTC to Senate

News | 03/03/2022 9:10 am EST
CRTC chief of consumer, research and communications Scott Hutton speaks to the Senate committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on Mar. 2, 2022/ photo via ParlVu

The CRTC cannot direct internet service providers (ISPs) to implement age verification techniques on pornographic websites in Canada, because the regulator must adhere to the principles of net neutrality – the concept that all traffic on the internet should be given equal treatment by ISPs – according to the commission’s chief of consumer, research and communications.

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