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Children and Young People: Digital Technology - Motion to Take Note (17 Jan 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: ...and power to hold social networks to account and enforce this duty. The spread of child sexual abuse images is getting worse and increasing in severity among the younger age group. Last year, the Internet Watch Foundation removed a record number of child abuse images from the internet. The IWF has a zero-tolerance approach and thanks to its work the UK has the fastest removal times of...

Uk-EU Negotiations: Digital Economy (17 Dec 2018)

Fiona Bruce: ...adult access to such material so long as it is placed behind age-verification checks, but the message that sends is alarming. As we heard, some suggest that this material could be dealt with by the Internet Watch Foundation, but it can only take action against such material if shown by websites based in the UK. As I have said before in this place, the majority of such material viewed in...

Online Pornography (Commercial Basis) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (11 Dec 2018)

the Earl of Erroll: ...adults and therefore want to help, believe it or not—will lose too much business; they will have to go with the flow and play the same game, in which case the whole thing will get wrecked. If the Internet Watch Foundation, without a true legal basis, can get sites blocked immediately, why cannot we, with proper law? Everyone has had warning about it. The whole of the industry around the...

Internet Safety - Question (4 Dec 2018)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...children are still a prime concern, as the composition of the board shows. The director of BBC Children’s, the CEO of Childnet, the Children’s Commissioner, the CEOs of Internet Matters and the Internet Watch Foundation, the lead for the National Police Chiefs’ Council, the head of child safety online for the NSPCC and the deputy director of child protection for the Scottish...

Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Position: Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill [Lords] (3 Dec 2018)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: ...clearly an issue to consider in Committee. I commend the hon. Member for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford) for the work she has done in taking down horrific images from the internet through her work with the Internet Watch Foundation. I say to the right hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton (Sir Edward Davey) that there is no difference of principle in opposition to the death penalty. I appreciate...

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: ...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 citizens of...

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

Baroness Benjamin: ...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 come within the...

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

Gillian Martin: ...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 websites with stored images, live streams are harder to detect, and the...

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

Stewart Stevenson: ...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 future generations from them, as well as properly...

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 the UK...

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: ...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 work that we have all done. That work has enabled it to go into...

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: ...(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: ...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 sexual abuse material. In 2015, it processed...


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