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Irish Hotline Report on Illegal Online Material – ‘No Room for Complacency’

The Hotline.ie Annual Report for 2015 was launched this morning by David Stanton TD, Minister of State at the Department of Justice & Equality, at an event held in in Dublin. Hotline.ie is Ireland’s national reporting service for the Internet, established in 1999 and run by the Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland in cooperation with An Gárda Síochána and the Department […]

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Worldwide Distribution of confirmed CSAM found by Hotline.ie in 2015

148% Increase in Child Sexual Abuse Material Found by Irish Internet Hotline

The Hotline.ie Service launched its Annual Report today during a press event hosted in Dublin at the Irish Architectural Archive. An analysis of online illegal content covering the period January to December 2014, the report was launched by the Minister for Justice, Ms Frances Fitzgerald TD. “Hotline.ie contributes to the empowerment of citizens by providing a […]

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Assistant Director Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation

Everyone Must Play a Part in Defeating Child Abuse Online – An Interview with Mick Moran of Interpol [Audio]

Here’s the interview we promised you with Interpol’s Mick Moran. We aired a video extract from this just over a week ago; now here’s the extended interview, just under 30 minutes, recorded when Interpol’s Assistant Director for Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation paid an informal visit to Blacknight HQ while on holidays in Ireland recently. Click on the […]

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Victim-Centric Approach is Vital says Interpol Expert on Child Exploitation [Video]

Last month Mick Moran dropped into Blacknight’s office in Carlow. As Interpol‘s Assistant Director for Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation, he has a particular interest in Internet governance and over the years he’s attended meetings of ICANN and other industry bodies. In the process he’s gotten to know our CEO, Michele Neylon, so he called in to say hello when […]

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Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD meeting Paul Durrant, CEO ISPAI, today . Picture Credit: Department of Justice

ISP Association Warns Kids Against Provocative Selfies [Audio]

As the Hotline.ie service operated by the ISP Association of Ireland marks 15 years in operation, the head of that organisation has warned that ‘provocative’ or ‘cheeky’ images which are being generated by children themselves are being used by paedophiles online. Paul Durrant, CEO and General Manager of Hotline.ie, is our guest on today’s podcast. Click on the player above to listen to the show, […]

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Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD meeting Paul Durrant, CEO ISPAI, today . Picture Credit: Department of Justice

Hotline.ie Marks 15 Years fighting Child Sexual Abuse Material [Infographic]

The Hotline.ie service run by the Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland is marking 15 years of full operations, fighting against the distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland members fund Hotline.ie so the Irish public who accidentally encounter suspected CSAM when using the Internet can report it anonymously and […]

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Illegal Content has Moved to The Dark Web – An Interview with Paul Durrant of Hotline.ie [Audio]

Today’s podcast (22:39; 13MB; MP3) features an interview with Paul Durrant, who operates the Hotline.ie service. Last week, Hotline.ie published its annual report for 2013.  Since 1999 it has provided a service for internet users to report illegal content, particularly Child Sexual Abuse Material, on the Internet. Reports are treated as anonymous, and the service also relies […]

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Child Sexual Abuse Material Traced to Servers in Ireland shows Increase

There has been an increase in Child Sexual Abuse Material traced to servers in Ireland according to the annual report of the Hotline.ie service, which was launched this morning by the Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland (Hotline.ie). The report covers the period from January to December 2013, during which 7 cases of Child Sexual Abuse […]

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Irish ISPs Receive “Reply” On Copyright Concerns

The Irish ISP association (hotline.ie) wrote to Mr Richard Bruton,  Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation last month about the newspaper copyright debacle. They finally got a “reply” but it doesn’t really address their concerns- if anything it just punts the issue to the copyright review. You can download the hotline.ie’s original letter here and the […]

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