ContentKeeper Applauds Government Decision on ISP / INTERPOL Child Abuse Web Filtering
Canberra, ACT, Australia (November 19, 2012) – Internet filtering and Web security vendor ContentKeeper Technologies has welcomed the recent announcement by Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, to require ISP's to implement the INTERPOL 'worst of' child abuse website blacklist, removing the need for further mandatory Web filtering legislation.
'We support the government's decision to enforce ISP filtering of the INTERPOL 'worst of' child abuse blacklist and put an end to plans for further proposed Internet filtering legislation,' said ContentKeeper CEO, David Wigley.
'ContentKeeper has a long established relationship with INTERPOL and was the first Web filtering vendors to help an Australian-based ISP, CyberOne, implement the 'worst of' child abuse filtering list in June last year,' continued Mr. Wigley.
Senator Conroy announced the decision to enforce filtering of the INTERPOL child abuse list following the Australian Law Reform Commission's recommendation in February this year that refused classification should be narrowed into a prohibited content category, including illegal content like child abuse material.
'The INTERPOL 'worst of' list represents a class of Web content which absolutely should be blocked for all Australians. It is illegal content and great care goes into the vetting of the websites which appear on that list. We have incorporated the INTERPOL list into our Web filtering solutions for the past two years, ensuring that all of our customers and partners have been blocking this material,' explained Mr. Wigley.
ContentKeeper has been working with INTERPOL in France and with the Australian Federal Police since 2010 to enable ISP's worldwide to voluntarily integrate the 'worst of' filtering initiative into their services.
The process for identification of websites for the INTERPOL list is rigorous and transparent. The criteria for websites to be included on the list and the complaints procedure for owners of blocked domains are all available on the INTERPOL website at http://www.interpol.int/Crime-areas/Crimes-against-children/Access-blocking.
More information on ContentKeeper Web Filtering solutions can be found at: http://www.contentkeeper.com
More information on ContentKeeper's history of work with INTERPOL can be found at: http://contentkeeper.com/node/142
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Since 1998, ContentKeeper has been building best-in-class Web filtering solutions. Today, ContentKeeper offers an integrated solution that features granular social application controls and protects Internet use against the latest malware and active exploits, utilizing proactive real-time malware detection. ContentKeeper ensures a safe working environment, providing seamless management of all workstations and Web-capable devices including BYOD initiatives and 1-to-1 deployments.
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