MASTERCARD AGAINST EXPLOITING

Mastercard has updated requirements that banks must ensure that pornographic websites must document the age and identity of all persons depicted in adult content as well as those who upload the content. Dawn Hawkins, CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, hailed Mastercard’s new rules. “Mastercard is setting a standard for the entire payment processing industry to curtail weaknesses criminal networks have to date used with impunity,” Hawkins said. “Visa and Discover must follow this example.”

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