A new Bill, aimed at reducing the amount of underage customers escaping ID checks by buying age-restricted products online, is currently making its way through Parliament. Retailers will be required to take “all reasonable steps” to ensure that every customer meets any age restrictions. Those who fail to do so will face criminal charges and a hefty fine. Should the Bill become law, in addition to the extensive data protection issues that will arise, the sophisticated software necessary to comply is likely to leave more than a large dent in the petty cash. We will keep you posted.