IWF News Archive 2010
15 December 2010
Trend Micro, an internet content security company, has become a member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the UK self-regulatory Hotline for combating criminal online content primarily child sexual abuse images hosted around the world.
07 October 2010
Today (7th October 2010) is the fourth national Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) awareness day. This year major UK internet companies are joining together with government departments, charities and police bodies to promote the IWF and its confidential online reporting service.
07 October 2010
October is an important milestone and marks the launch of a testing and transparency programme for the blocking solutions of IWF member companies taking the child sexual abuse content URL list.
30 September 2010
We are delighted to announce that the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is a finalist in the 2010 National Business Awards, nominated in the Better Regulation Award category, for reducing regulatory burdens on industry.
19 May 2010
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is delighted to welcome Jonny Shipp, Head of Strategy & Implementation for Digital Confidence at Telefónica Europe, as an industry member of its Board of Trustees.
12 May 2010
The UK's Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) today published its Annual Report 2009 reporting continued success at tackling criminal online content in the UK but revealing the existence of at least 450 distinct criminal 'brands' selling images and videos of the sexual abuse of children, worldwide.
09 April 2010
Elitecore Technologies, a provider of security solutions , has become a member of the Internet Watch Foundation, the UK self-regulatory Hotline for combating criminal online content primarily child sexual abuse images hosted around the world.
06 April 2010
In June 2009 the Ministry of Justice asked us to extend our national Hotline to enable the public to report online non-photographic visual depictions of the sexual abuse of children, covered by Sections 62 to 69 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. Following consultation with our Funding Council of industry members, in October 2009 the IWF Board informed government of our agreement to fulfil this role from 6 April 2010.
11 February 2010
To coincide with Safer Internet Day, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) has launched its new public awareness campaign: 'Click Clever, Click Safe'. The campaign highlights a new online green cross code: 'Zip it, Block it, Flag it' to help parents, children and young people understand the behaviours that will enable them to enjoy the internet safely.
09 February 2010
Facebook announced on Safer Internet Day that it has become a member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the independent self-regulatory body funded by the EU and the wider online industry to combat illegal online content.