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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...


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...

UK Government releases Counter-Extremism Strategy

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 11:22

The UK government has published a new Counter-Extremism Strategy, which proposes a “close partnership” with the Internet industry to “limit access to extremist content online”. The document calls...

IWF Human Rights Review

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 at 18:34

At the Internet Watch Foundation’s (IWF) annual general meeting today, former Director of Public Prosecutions Lord Ken MacDonald reported on the results of his review into the human rights...

IWF to “proactively” search for illegal content

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 19:48

The Internet Watch Foundation is to take a more “proactive” approach to combating child abuse images, following a meeting between ISPs and the Culture Secretary, Maria Miller. The announcement...

Carr calls for mandatory safesearch, following conviction of April Jones murderer

Posted by malcolm on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 15:37

John Carr, a government adviser and member of the UK Council on Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), has called on search engines to block all pornographic content by default, in response to the recent...

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