Mission To Tackle Online Child Abuse – it’s Sajid Javid versus the high tech giants. In Latest move websites to be fined over ‘online harms’.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has proposed an independent watchdog that will write a code of practice for tech companies.
Senior managers could be held liable for breaches, with a possible levy on the industry to fund the regulator. But critics say the plans threaten freedom of speech.
Last September, Home Secretary, Sajid Javid threatened tech giants over online child sex abuse. He’s said it’s his personal mission to tackle online child abuse.
Facebook, Google and Microsoft say they are committed to tackling the issue. It is the dark web where a lot of the abuse is viewed.
Up to 80,000 people are a threat to online child abuse. Although some experts say it is a conservative number. The National Crime Agency recently arrested 130 suspects in the UK.
Growing trends include the live streaming of abuse. This an extremely popular service. Children are not aware of what they are doing. Also increasing speed of internet service, smartphone technology and the growing ease of money transfers across borders.
Images uncovered by authorities getting more graphic. Javid says abuse of babies and children under 10 becoming more frequently documented.
Sajid Javid: I’m not just asking for change, I am demanding it. And the people are demanding it too. And if the web giants do not take more measures to remove this type of content from their platforms, I will not be afraid to take action.
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Message from @sajidjavid to web giants on #childAbuseonline Take measures to stop #uploading or face tough legal action https://t.co/Fb6WjteAXI #childprotection #keepingchildrensafe #NationalCrimeAgency pic.twitter.com/ExFOJSUnl0
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