Filesonic joins the Internet Watch Foundation to combat online criminal content
14 November 2011
Filesonic is the newest member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). They join over 100 companies from across the world in the fight against online child sexual abuse content.
Filesonic is a leader in personal and business solutions for a variety of cloud storage and file hosting needs, allowing users unlimited storage space in a safe and secure environment.
Susie Hargreaves, IWF CEO, said: “In our most recent Annual Report we identified the increasing trend of criminal content being hosted on legitimate cloud storage websites. It is a sad truth that criminals have used the growth in free or inexpensive hosting sites to disseminate images and videos of children being sexually abused.
“It is in this context that I warmly welcome Filesonic to IWF membership. Filesonic’s commitment to proactively protect their services from criminal activity will be enhanced by learning from the expertise the IWF has amassed over 15 years. I look forward to a long and rewarding partnership between our organisations.”
Sara Parr, Filesonic Communications Manager, said: “Working in partnership with law enforcement, government and the international online community, the IWF is truly doing what it takes to minimise the availability of criminal content online, mainly child sexual abuse images. The IWF gives companies like ours the information necessary to properly deal with and hopefully alleviate the problem. We feel that it is our duty to be part of this movement and we are proud to support the IWF’s fight to protect the online community from exposure to criminal content.”
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Since its inception, Filesonic has aimed to create next-generation online storage solutions that combine industry leading levels of service, performance, security and usability. Filesonic has pioneered an unlimited storage model, thus enabling users to securely store their files on robust servers, with virtually no limits. By operating a free/premium model, Filesonic provides access to many of its key services free of charge, with the option of more advanced premium offerings at very competitive rates.
About the Internet Watch Foundation
The IWF was established in 1996 by the internet industry to provide the UK internet Hotline for the public and IT professionals to report criminal online content in a secure and confidential way. The Hotline service can be used anonymously to report content within our remit:
- child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world;
- criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK;
- non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK.
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