Post Office Ltd increases protection for broadband users with IWF membership
06 July 2012
Post Office Ltd is the latest Member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and joins over 100 companies dedicated to fighting online child sexual abuse content.
The Post Office offers two competitively-priced broadband packages and is the only provider in the UK which allows customers to pay their bills in cash without incurring a financial penalty. Cash payments account for the nearly 70 per cent of bill payments made by Post Office broadband customers.
Hugh Stacey, Head of Post Office Telecoms said: “Post Office Ltd is proud to become a member of the IWF and to play a key role in UK internet self-regulation and in the fight against child sexual abuse content. This unique partnership enables the Post Office to work together with many other responsible companies in the online sector to take corporate responsibility for providing a safer internet for our customers.”
Susie Hargreaves, IWF Chief Executive, said: “IWF membership is a statement of a company’s desire to make the internet a safer place for users of all ages. I am delighted that we are working with the Post Office to protect their customers from the worst form of online criminality.”
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 content hosted anywhere in the world;
- criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK;
- non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK.
For more information please visit www.iwf.org.uk.
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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 visit www.iwf.org.uk/members or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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