IWF News Archive 2011
02 December 2011
Emma Lowther has been appointed as the new Director of Communications of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). She takes over from Sarah Robertson who joined the organisation in 2005.
26 October 2011
Today (26 October) the IWF not only marks its annual Awareness Day, but reflects on its 15 years of tackling online child sexual abuse content.
05 September 2011
Susie Hargreaves today (5 September) starts as Chief Executive of the Internet Watch Foundation.
22 August 2011
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) regularly invites experts from a range of relevant professional backgrounds to carry out an inspection of its Hotline process and staff support mechanisms against external policies with a view to providing independent reassurance to their Members, Government and parties with a particular interest in IWF affairs. On 30th March 2011 a team of experts headed by Commander Allan Gibson (Metropolitan Police Service) conducted such an inspection at the IWF premises.
16 August 2011
iBoss Web Filters (http://www.iboss.com), providers of gateway security for large organizations, has joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to combat online images of child sex abuse. The UK-based foundation battles online child sexual abuse images in partnership with police, government and the online industry worldwide.
29 July 2011
The IWF welcomes zvelo as its newest member. The partnership confirms a joint commitment to prevent the online revictimisation of child sexual abuse victims and protect online users from inadvertent exposure to criminal content.
16 June 2011
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has appointed Susie Hargreaves as its new Chief Executive. She will start in September.
14 June 2011
Mobile phone companies, social networking providers and children’s charities will show their commitment to help children stay safe online today (Tuesday 14 June) at the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) 2nd Annual Summit. The Summit will bring together industry, government and charities to discuss ground-breaking new technologies designed to protect children and share best practice.
27 May 2011
An international ‘notice and takedown’ system should be implemented to combat the global problem of online child sexual abuse - this is the key finding of an independent report by Dr Weixiao Wei, commissioned by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and funded by the Nominet Trust.
26 May 2011
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is delighted to announce two new appointments to its Board. Brian Webb, Head of Internet Customer Security & Specialist Services at BT and Andrew Yoward, Head of Support at Yorkshire and Humberside Grid for Learning (YHGfL) have been appointed as Industry Trustees bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the IWF Board.