Category Archives: Child abuse images

Time is up

In yesterday’s blog I suggested that by responding in the way it did to the arrival of the GDPR, ICANN, in effect, pressed the self-destruct button. ICANN is now set on a path which will eventually lead to its abolition … Continue reading

Posted in Age verification, Child abuse images, Default settings, E-commerce, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation

Cherie Blair speaks out

In the pantheon of bad actors in the internet space there are two distinct classes. There are the criminals and fraudsters themselves.  Clearly they bear the greatest part of the burden of guilt for the harm their actions cause. However, … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, Default settings, ICANN, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation

ECPAT USA steps up

I have written before about the negotiations currently taking place around the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). One of the clauses being proposed for inclusion by the US Administration would require Canada and Mexico to adopt a law which … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, E-commerce, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation

Child sex abuse images matter

Child sex abuse images which have been posted on the internet are important in and of themselves.  We do not need to justify taking action against them on any grounds other than the fact that they exist. Let’s remind ourselves … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, Internet governance, Microsoft, Regulation, Self-regulation

More loyal and royal than the Crown

s. 230 of the Communications Decency Act, 1996 is the bit of US Federal law that confers a near-blanket immunity on internet intermediaries who facilitate the publication of content by third parties. You would think, in January 2018, anyone who … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, E-commerce, Internet governance, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation

More and better compensation for victims of child sex abuse

Things are moving on in the USA. People are campaigning to get more and better compensation for victims of child sex abuse that results in images of the abuse being made and distributed over the internet. Well done James Marsh, … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, Regulation, Self-regulation

Not a happy end to the year

Today’s Guardian carries a front page lead story about men living in the UK who are “potential child abusers”. Simon Bailey, Chief Constable of Norfolk and UK policing’s national lead for combatting child sex abuse, puts the number at around 20,000. … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, Regulation, Self-regulation