Google became an IWF Member on 1 May 2004.
They support us in our aim to eliminate online child sexual abuse.
“It’s been exciting to work with the IWF and see their progress in tackling CSAI. By harnessing our engineering expertise through the Googler in Residence programme, their skilled analysts have made amazing progress in identifying and then removing this illegal content from the web. We look forward next phase of the Googler in Residence project in 2016.”
Katie O’Donovan, Public Policy and Government Relations Manager for Google UK
“The IWF is a key partner in the fight against child sexual abuse imagery online. We are proud to work with their excellent team to remove this content from the web and together develop new techniques to help stamp out this terrible crime. We look forward to seeing their work develop further in the coming months and years.”
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
“We have a zero-tolerance policy on child sexual abuse content. The IWF are essential partners in our fight to rid the Internet of this illegal material by providing us with lists of web pages that we block from search results. Our donation should help them to do their work more quickly and efficiently. This grant is part of a broader package of measures we are putting in place with other international agencies to help tackle this problem at a global scale.”
Scott Rubin, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Google
“The IWF do an incredibly important job. Stopping criminals using and abusing online technologies is tough. But the IWF have shown how working together with law enforcement, commercial companies and the voluntary sector can make a real difference in minimising the availability of child sexual abuse images.”
Matt Brittin, Managing Director, Google UK and Ireland
“At Google we know we can only truly fight sexual exploitation of children online if we work in collaboration with others, that’s why working with the IWF is so important to us. We’re proud to be seconding our first computer engineer to support the vital work of the IWF. Google has worked to develop new fingerprinting and matching technology to scan, identify and block uploaded videos that contain child sexual abuse imagery. We are committed to sharing the technology with the industry and Yahoo will be the first partner to pilot it. We made changes to Google Search to further prevent links to child sexual abuse material appearing in our results and we now show warnings from Google and charities at the top of search results for more than 13,000 queries. We look forward to continuing to work with industry, charities and governments to help protect children from harm.”
For more information see their website: www.google.com