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Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children: Internet (14 Sep 2018)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...not keep statistics of action taken against websites. Action to secure the takedown of websites, where the content is wholly illegal, will if the website is hosted in the UK, be progressed by the Internet Watch Foundation. The IWF Annual Report includes statistics relating to website takedown. The NCA takes action against administrators of websites hosting illegal material and individuals...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (3 Jul 2018)

Science and Technology: Impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health. 9:30 am; Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Susie Hargreaves OBE, Chief Executive, Internet Watch Foundation David Austin, CEO, British Board of Film Classification Emily Cherry, Assistant Director of Policy & Public Affairs, Barnardo's Anna Clark, Cardinus Risk Management Dr Vicky Goodyear, Lecturer in Pedagogy in Sport, Physical Activity and Health, University of Birmingham Dr Heather Woods, Lecturer, School of Psychology, University...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (15 May 2018)

Communications Committee: The internet: to regulate or not to regulate?. 3:15 pm; Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 3:30 PM) Ms Susie Hargreaves OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Internet Watch Foundation Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh, National Police Chiefs’ Council Mr Will Kerr, Director of Vulnerabilities, National Crime Agency Mr Donald Toon, Director of Prosperity, National Crime Agency Detective Superintendent Phil Tomlinson, Head of National Digital Exploitation Service, Metropolitan Police

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (4th Day) (30 Apr 2018)

Baroness Howe of Idlicote: ...revealed that, in 2015-16, the number of police-recorded offences relating to indecent images increased by 64% in England, 50% in Wales, 71% in Northern Ireland and 7% in Scotland. In 2016, the Internet Watch Foundation identified over 57,000 URLs containing child sexual abuse images and in its most recent annual report found that two-thirds of child abuse content online is hosted in...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (22 Mar 2018)

Baroness Benjamin: ..., which has completely reformed its social services and police force when it comes to child protection. This shows that when there is a push at senior level, real and sustainable change is achievable. The Internet Watch Foundation, of which I am a champion, is also working closely with Commonwealth countries. It has an international hotline that provides a secure and anonymous way for...

Social Media: News - Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2018)

Baroness Benjamin: ...the Times revealed that child sex abuse images continue to be published on YouTube. I hope the Minister will be able to tell the House how this material can continue to be available in the light of the role of the Internet Watch Foundation? I hope he will also set out how the accessibility of this type of material will be affected by a number of new policy initiatives. First, will YouTube...

Scottish Parliament: Online Exploitation and Abuse of Children (27 Jun 2017)

Gillian Martin: ...and in this country it works with our law enforcement agencies to prosecute those who pay for that abuse and who, in doing so, commission acts that are so distressing that decent people can barely imagine them. Although we in the United Kingdom have agencies such as the Internet Watch Foundation that are working terrifically hard with police forces across Scotland and Europe to take down...

Scottish Parliament: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (22 Jun 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: ...the part of the committee’s report that said so, and I am confident that that will happen. There are new threats coming over the horizon, with which we will have to engage. Immediately before this debate, I had an hour’s briefing from the Internet Watch Foundation, which is involved in addressing child abuse on the internet. We must remain alert to the new threats and protect...

Scottish Parliament: Keeping Children Safe Online (11 May 2017)

Annie Wells: The Scottish Conservatives will support the Government’s motion and Tavish Scott’s amendment. As an Internet Watch Foundation champion, I welcome the debate and acknowledge the excellent work that the Internet Watch Foundation carries out. Undoubtedly, it has one of the most successful hotlines in the world. It has reduced the amount of child sexual abuse content that is hosted in...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Internet: British Indian Ocean Territory (27 Apr 2017)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the finding in the Internet Watch Foundation 2016 Annual Report, published on 3 April, that child abuse images were found on web sites within the .io internet domain.

Digital Economy Bill: Universal service broadband obligations (26 Apr 2017)

Claire Perry: ...that the proposed changes for PSHE—personal, social and health and economic education—include conversations about how our young people can be safe digital citizens online. I want to report back from a visit I recently conducted to the wonderful Internet Watch Foundation in Cambridge. It has benefited substantially from increased funding from the industry as the result of the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children: Internet (20 Apr 2017)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the Internet Watch Foundation has the necessary legal powers and authority to remove non-photographic child sexual abuse images, in particular Manga and CGI-based material, as defined by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, on (1) UK hosted, and (2) non-UK hosted, internet sites.

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children: Internet (18 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: ...images of children (IIOC), reduce the time taken to identify such images and increase the ability to identify victims. Since 2015, nearly 36,000 known child sexual abuse images from CAID were assessed by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and shared with 6 major global technology companies, to enable their removal, and prevent the sharing, of images from their platforms and services.

Written Answers — Home Office: Social Media: Counter-terrorism (3 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: ...detecting the recurrence an image or video online. Hashing has proved effective in the removal of images of child sexual exploitation and has been used by a number of organisations including the Internet Watch Foundation and INTERPOL. In December 2016 at the EU IT Forum, Facebook announced the development of a cross-industry shared hashing database to improve the detection and removal...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (2nd Day) (20 Mar 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...down content that is violent or incites violence, if it breaches their terms and conditions. However, it is extremely difficult to identify where the threat has come from and whether the threat is serious. We have referred already this evening to the Internet Watch Foundation, and its data confirm that good progress is being made. It works with companies to identify and remove illegal...

Child Abuse Offences (Sentencing) — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (13 Mar 2017)

Catherine McKinnell: ...image searches since it changed its algorithms to ensure that indecent images and videos do not appear in results. However, we can clearly do more to pressure organisations to avoid becoming complacent. An organisation that works tirelessly on this issue is the Internet Watch Foundation, set up in the UK in 1996. It is world-leading in its work to eliminate child sexual abuse imagery...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (2 Feb 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: ...for porn merchants? We have had a system in place in the UK for dealing with child abuse images for over 20 years. It is the envy of the world. It has never required prior judicial authorisation. Let us be clear: the Internet Watch Foundation, which runs the system, could at any time be brought to court to explain an action or decision it has taken, because it is subject to judicial...

Digital Economy Bill: Age-verification regulator’s power to direct internet service providers to block access to material (28 Nov 2016)

Claire Perry: ...that it was disproportionate to make provision for statutory IP blocking because that had been dealt with on a voluntary basis for child pornography—we are all aware of the wonderful work done by the Internet Watch Foundation—and with reference to terrorist material. There was perhaps a hope that internet service providers would voluntarily get involved in blocking sites in the...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Internet pornography: requirement to prevent publication of material involving persons subject to force etc (1 Nov 2016)

Matthew Hancock: in possession of “an extreme pornographic image”—which includes images depicting non-consensual sex—and to possess and distribute indecent images of children. In addition, the independent Internet Watch Foundation works to identify and remove child sexual abuse, which we discussed earlier in Committee, as well as criminally obscene content hosted anywhere in the...

Digital Economy Bill (13 Sep 2016)

Sarah Champion: offer protection to all children, and I urge this House to do so. Children are at risk every day from predatory abusers who seek to exploit and manipulate their vulnerability. According to the Internet Watch Foundation, in 2015 over 68,000 URLs were confirmed as containing child sexual abuse imagery. That figure is up 118% since 2014. We have to recognise, however, that child abuse and...

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