Category Archives: CEOP

Tackling online child sex abuse images

  Next Tuesday Maria Miller MP, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, will convene a meeting with senior executives drawn from some of the many large and diverse players who make up what we loosely call the … Continue reading

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The murkier side of apps and ecommerce

  The Office of Fair Trading is the UK’s competition watchdog. This is how they describe their work The OFT’s mission is to make markets work well for consumers. Markets work well when businesses are in open, fair and vigorous … Continue reading

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I thought I was unshockable…..

In 1982, long before the internet as we now know it arrived in our midst, the US General Accounting Office advised  the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the House Committee on Education and Labor that As a result of the … Continue reading

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No more low hanging fruit

I have been reflecting on the achievements of the UK’s framework for making the internet a better and safer place for children and young people. We have an impressive record. Yet I was struck by a quite dramatic but at … Continue reading

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Getting it wrong

  I have just read an article by T J McIntyre, a lawyer of University College Dublin. It is entitled Child Abuse Images and Cleanfeeds: Assessing Internet Blocking Systems. McIntyre sets himself the task of analysing three different approaches to … Continue reading

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No more alibis for inaction

  I believe several companies that engage in business on the internet, and their proxies, have taken a calculated and cynical view about some fairly fundamental issues. They know very well that the courts and judicial systems in their country, … Continue reading

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We have a new EU Directive

  It’s always good to start a blog with a direct quotation from the Rolling Stones, so here goes: it’s all over now. What we used to refer to as a proposal for a Directive on combatting child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of … Continue reading

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It’s not a numbers game

  Newsnight is the doyen of UK TV current affairs programmes. It goes out late every evening, Monday to Friday. If the nation’s rulers and opinion formers are still awake and watching this will be part of their staple fare. … Continue reading

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