||<p>The Government Equalities Office has commissioned research exploring legal pornography
use and its influence on harmful behaviours and attitudes towards women and girls.
The research is currently in the fieldwork phase and will be published in autumn 2019.</p><p><br>There
are a number of existing pieces of research on the impact of pornography on young
people and views towards age verification. S26(b) of the Digital Economy Act provides
the regulator with the ability to carry out, commission or support research which
it considers appropriate.</p><p> </p>