G2 Web Services join Internet Watch Foundation to fight commercial online child sexual abuse content
24 April 2012
G2 Web Services (G2) is the newest Member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). They join over 100 companies worldwide committed to combating online child sexual abuse images and videos.
G2 works globally with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations (ISOs), payment service providers (PSPs) and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
Susie Hargreaves, IWF Chief Executive, said: “On a daily basis the IWF see instances of websites seeking payment for child sexual abuse content. In 2011 our Analysts identified 440 active websites containing commercial criminal content. Each website is a gateway to hundreds or even thousands of images and videos of children being sexually abused and are supported by a variety of payment systems.
“In this context I am delighted that G2 have become a Member of the IWF. Membership provides mutual benefit - our expertise aid G2’s protection of legitimate payment services and their resources enable us to disrupt the distribution of commercial child sexual abuse content. It is imperative that we work with industry and law enforcement agencies to stop the appalling practice of criminals profiting from child sexual abuse images.”
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:
- child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world;
- criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK;
- non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK.
The IWF is funded by the EU and Member companies from the online industry, including hosting providers, internet access providers, content providers, filtering companies, search providers, trade associations and the financial sector. Working together, and sharing relevant intelligence with law enforcement agencies and international Hotlines, this partnership approach aids the removal of online child sexual abuse content wherever it is hosted.
For information about becoming a member of the IWF please email: email@example.com,