Nomad Digital becomes first transport connectivity provider to join Internet Watch Foundation membership

Published:  Fri 12 Jun 2015

Nomad Digital becomes the first transport connectivity providing Member in the history of the IWF. Helping to prevent train passengers in the UK from being exposed to images and videos of child sexual abuse is a huge step forward in the fight against child sexual abuse content.

Nomad Digital is the global leader in ICT enablement for transport, with a range of solutions including passenger internet (WiFi), passenger information and entertainment as well as remote condition based monitoring. With customers located worldwide, including Amtrak (USA), Dubai Metro (UAE) and Queensland Rail (Australia), Nomad Digital’s IWF membership will potentially prevent access to child sexual abuse content on passenger WiFi on a global scale.

Andrew Taylor, Nomad Digital CEO, said: “As the primary internet service provider for the transport sector in the UK, we have a clear responsibility to [help our customers] protect [their] passengers from all forms of inappropriate online content. For many years we have worked with blacklisting providers to fight the spread of harmful content as much as possible. Working with the IWF now, we can take this campaign one significant step further, moving from blacklisting to altogether blocking criminal content across all the trains that carry our technology.”

Susie Hargreaves, IWF CEO, said: “The IWF and its Members are committed to eliminating child sexual abuse images from the internet. We’re especially excited about the new relationship formed with Nomad Digital because it means we begin work towards protecting internet users whilst travelling on trains, which is completely new to the IWF. The way in which people are accessing the internet, with the increasing use of smartphones and tablets, is making it even more important for the IWF to establish partnerships with connectivity providers in the transport sector."

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