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Bloxx joins IWF in fight against illegal internet content

Bloxx : 18 July, 2008  (Company News)
By joining the Internet Watch Foundation, web filtering provider Bloxx demonstrates its commitment to the fight against illegal content on the Internet.
Bloxx has become a member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), joining around 80 members from a diverse range of organisations in their battle against illegal online content. With its expert knowledge of up-to-date web filtering technologies, Bloxx hopes to contribute to the remarkable success of the IWF in tackling online illegal content; specifically child sexual abuse images hosted worldwide and criminally obscene and racial hatred content hosted in the UK.

Through working closely with the online sector, the government and general public, the IWF aims to foster trust and confidence in the Internet among current and future users; assist service providers in combating the abuse of their systems and to assist law enforcement in the fight against online illegal content. The IWF operates a UK 'Hotline', enabling the public and IT professionals to report any instances of potentially illegal content on the internet in order to remove it, prevent access to it and disrupt the activities of those operating such websites.

'We are delighted to welcome Bloxx as a member of the IWF. The dedicated support of our members has ensured our continuing success in minimising the availability of potentially illegal content on the Internet and, indeed, child sexual abuse images have been virtually eradicated from being hosted on UK networks,' comments IWF CEO, Peter Robbins OBE, QPM. 'It is important for us to engage with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure we are operating in effective and inclusive partnership and to facilitate the sharing of self-regulatory good practice, technological developments and wider expertise. We look forward to Bloxx's contribution to this process.'

'The Web is a fantastic resource that should be safe for all, but unfortunately there's a dark underside where the Internet is used to host and distribute potentially illegal content,' adds Bloxx Chief Executive Officer Eamonn Doyle. 'The IWF has done an outstanding job in raising the profile of these issues and working proactively with the Government and industry to address the challenges, so we are delighted to add our support to these efforts. We look forward to making a significant contribution to the ongoing success of the IWF.'
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