In response to Texas enforcing an age verification law for adult content sites, Pornhub, under its parent company Aylo (formerly MindGeek), has restricted access for Texas residents, criticizing the law’s potential privacy implications.

This move comes as similar legislation takes effect in states like Louisiana, Mississippi, and Utah, among others.

Pornhub argues that age verification measures pose a risk to user data security, opting to shut off access in affected states rather than compromise user privacy.

The decision reflects Pornhub’s shift in strategy from initially complying with such laws in Louisiana to prioritizing data privacy concerns.

The debate over online platform regulation continues in Congress, with implications for user access and privacy across the tech industry.