A British court has said an escort should be allowed to remain anonymous as she seeks to prevent card payments processor SumUp from banning sex workers from using its payments services.
The court's decision to grant anonymity to the escort – referred to only as Anna – will see her argue that SumUp’s decision to ban sex workers from using its payments platform is discriminatory, as it overwhelmingly impacts women... (Read full text)
It makes perfect sense for sex workers to get paid for their services. Under the pandemic, paying or receiving payments electronically and contactlessly is part of the new normal. Locking sex workers out because of the nature of their work is completely unreasonable, unacceptable and uncivilised.