Independent report: The development of a comprehensive, transferable international internet notice and takedown system

An independent report by Dr Weixiao Wei commissioned by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and funded by the Nominet Trust was published in May 2011. 

Entitled: “Online Child Sexual Abuse Content: The development of a comprehensive, transferable international internet notice and takedown system”, the report establishes the value of an international ‘notice and takedown’ system, through the examination of the legislative and regulatory approaches in eight countries.

The report found that there is compelling evidence that the ‘notice and takedown’ system already used in some countries is effective in removing child sexual abuse content at source, while still allowing law enforcement authorities to capture evidence for investigations aimed at prosecuting offenders and where possible, the rescue  of child victims. The report makes recommendations on how these methods could be implemented internationally.

The full report is available to download here (PDF, 1.07MB).

For enquiries related to the report please email media@iwf.org.uk.

 
Co-funded by the European Union Safer Internet Thinkuknow INHOPE UK Council for Child Internet Safety Investors In People Child rights Connect Nominet European Financial Coalition