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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The Internet Investigation Report

G.3: Recommendations

The Chair and Panel make the following recommendations, which arise directly from thisĀ investigation.

Those referred to in these recommendations should publish their response to each recommendation, including the timetable involved, within six months of the publication of this report.

Recommendation 1: Pre-screening of images before uploading

The government should require industry to pre-screen material before it is uploaded to the internet to prevent access to known indecent images of children.

Recommendation 2: Removal of images

The government should press the WeProtect Global Alliance to take more action internationally to ensure that those countries hosting indecent images of children implement legislation and procedures to prevent access to such imagery.

Recommendation 3: Age verification

The government should introduce legislation requiring providers of online services and social media platforms to implement more stringent age verification techniques on all relevantĀ devices.

Recommendation 4: Draft child sexual abuse and exploitation code of practice

The government should publish, without further delay, the interim code of practice in respect of child sexual abuse and exploitation as proposed by the Online Harms White Paper (published April 2019).

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