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Zoom joins the Internet Watch Foundation

The video conferencing company zooms in to protect both child sexual abuse victims and its customers

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Zoom Video Communications, Inc., the video and web communications company, has joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) as a Member. It’s a move which reinforces Zoom’s commitment to protecting thousands of internet users and preventing the re-victimisation of the children featured in illegal and disturbing sexual abuse images and videos online.

Founded in 2011, Zoom is a leading company in modern enterprise video communications, with a secure platform for video and audio conferencing, messaging, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Based in San Jose, CA, Zoom helps organizations around the world bring their teams together to get more done.

By joining the IWF, which removes child sexual abuse images and videos from the internet, Zoom is helping to prevent the spread of child sexual abuse images and videos online.

Susie Hargreaves OBE, IWF CEO, said: “The IWF works closely with the companies that are defining how the world tackles online child sexual abuse.

“With 137 organisations joined up as Members of the IWF, we now have more supporters than ever before. These companies include some of the giants of the internet world, through to smaller filtering companies. What unites them, is their commitment to doing the right thing.

“We can’t thank Zoom enough for joining us as a Member and we look forward to protecting their services against child sexual abuse imagery.”

Priscilla Barolo, Communications Manager at Zoom, said: “We at Zoom deeply admire the Internet Watch Foundation's commitment to making the internet a safer place for everyone, especially children. We are proud to support their mission as a Member and look forward to this partnership.”

For more information about the IWF’s services, go to www.iwf.org.uk/our-services, and find out how to become an IWF Member at www.iwf.org.uk/become-a-member/join-us/our-members

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