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IWF Annual Report 2011

The annual report of the Internet Watch Foundation was published yesterday. The highlight is news that through closer collaboration with hotlines and Internet industries in other countries, the average time for removal of an illegal indecent image of a child from the Internet has dropped from over a month to twelve days.  That is the average world-wide: in the UK such images are removed in hours.

As chair of the IWF’s Funding Council, I not only attended the launch event, but had the interesting experience of following two Government Ministers in giving a speech welcoming this achievement.

By Andrew Cormack

I'm Chief Regulatory Advisor at Jisc, responsible for keeping an eye out for places where our ideas, services and products might raise regulatory issues. My aim is to fix either the product or service, or the regulation, before there's a painful bump!

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