Idaq Networks become IWF’s latest Member

Published:  Thu 16 Aug 2018

Idaq Networks, an internet service provider which operates a regional Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network and provides Public Wi-Fi services, has joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). By becoming a Member, Idaq Networks has committed to ‘do the right thing’ and join the fight to help prevent internet users from stumbling across disturbing images and videos of children being sexually abused.

Idaq Networks  provides Ultrafast wireless internet access to businesses, public areas, public venues and multi-tenanted buildings with unlimited data transfer and a service that is encrypted using the latest technologies. The tech company operates from their own data centre facility in Sheffield, with bases in Leeds, London and Manchester. 

Idaq Networks, the latest IWF Member company, will use our URL List to protect their customers from stumbling across child sexual abuse imagery online. The IWF URL List contains a regularly updated list of illegal webpages, that have been identified by our world class Analysts. This list is available to all IWF Members, who use it to block access to these disturbing webpages, while we work internationally with partners to have them removed. The webpages included on the list have been manually assessed by our Analysts, so that IWF Members can be totally confident that this illegal content has been professionally analysed against rigorous legal guidelines.

Idaq Networks supplies a range of internet services to a number of companies, ranging from small personal websites to large organisations operating online. Their customer base spans the globe, including Europe, Asia and the US. Idaq Networks is also an ISPA and Nominet Member.

Mark Roebuck, Idaq Networks Director, said: We are pleased that we have been able to join the Internet Watch Foundation and can now filter this type of content using the IWF list. It is important that images of child sexual abuse are removed from the internet and we are happy to do whatever we can in order help the IWF achieve this. It is also very important to us that we can prevent our users from stumbling across these types of images and videos.

Susie Hargreaves OBE, IWF CEO, said: “We are delighted to offer Idaq Networks a very warm welcome to our growing membership base. Promoting a safe internet for all is at the heart of what we do. It’s great to see more and more companies in the Internet Service Provider (ISP) sector doing the right thing and joining our fight against online child sexual abuse imagery. We are very much looking forward to working closely with their team.”


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Notes to editors:

Contact: 
Angela Muñoz Aroca, Communications Officer, angela@iwf.org.uk +44 (0) 1223 203030 and +44 (0) 7377 727058, or Lisa Stacey, Director of Communications lisa.stacey@iwf.org.uk +44 (0) 7929 553679. 

What we do:

We make the internet a safer place. We help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. We search for child sexual abuse images and videos and offer a place for the public to report them anonymously. We then have them removed. We’re a not for profit organisation and are supported by the global internet industry and the European Commission. 

For more information please visit www.iwf.org.uk

The IWF is part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, working with Childnet International and the South West Grid for Learning to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

The IWF works globally to stop child sexual abuse imagery on the internet. If you ever stumble across a sexual image or video of someone you think is under 18, please report to the IWF. Reporting can be done anonymously and confidentially – we don’t need your details, just your help. 
 

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