Child Porn Getting Removed Faster, Study Says

Mar 15, 2011 11:45 AM PST
LONDON — The length of time child porn images remain on the Internet have been dramatically reduced, according to a new study released today.

The U.K.’s Internet Watch Foundation's "Annual Report 2010" reveals the success of a new collaborative project to have child sexual abuse images removed from the web faster across the globe.

"The majority of content is now removed within days," said the group, noting that a year ago it took about a month to remove CP sites.

“Taking our content removal experience to the global level was a significant challenge and to see such dramatic progress is fantastic,” explained Eve Salomon, IWF chair.

“In every instance where an image is removed quickly, the risk of a child being re-victimised by someone viewing their abuse is substantially reduced," Salomon said.

The ASACP said it is honored to be part of the effort to eliminate instances of child porn and to share suspect CP sites with international law enforcement, reporting hotlines and ISPs.

"The advances in technology have allowed quicker identification and communications between agencies that has facilitated more rapid takedown of images," said Tim Henning, ASACP's vice president of technology and forensic research. "Last year ASACP released a report about five years of data from its reporting hotline."

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