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Europe overtakes North America as child abuse imagery hub

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 15:18

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) – an organisation founded in 1996 to remove child abuse content from the internet – finds in their latest report published on April 3rd 2017 that Europe now hosts...

UK Government announces new Internet Safety Strategy

Posted by Daniel Smith on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 11:30

The UK Government has announced that it has begun work on a new Internet Safety Strategy. The work is being led by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley and is aimed at “making Britain the safest country...

Digital Economy Bill amendment raises EU law concerns

Posted by malcolm on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 10:47

The amendment provides that A provider of an internet access service to an end-user may prevent or restrict access on the service to information, content, applications or services, for child...


Internet companies should have to get permission to do ...anything?

Posted by Public Affairs Team on Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 16:51

John Carr, in his evidence to the Lords Communications Committee inquiry on Children and the Internet: Facebook’s pioneering slogan—the idea on which the company was founded—was “Move Fast and...


Digital Economy Bill contains mandatory age-verification, but avoids blocking

Posted by Sam Frances on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 at 17:01

The Digital Economy Bill, introduced to Parliament on Wednesday, will introduce mandatory age-verification for pornographic material available online in the UK. 15. Internet pornography:...


IWF Chief Executive awarded an OBE

Posted by Sam Frances on Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 11:00

Susie Hargreaves, the Chief Executive of the Internet Watch Foundation, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for her work in online child protection. Sir Richard Tilt, IWF...

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