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Recommendations and responses related to the Internet investigation report

These recommendations were made in the Internet investigation report.

Prevention of access to indecent images of children: pre-screening of material by industry


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.

Government to work with international partners to stop hosting of indecent images of children


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.

Government should introduce age verification legislation


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

Publication of interim code of practice on child sexual abuse by the government


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).

Recommendations process

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Investigation report

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