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David Cameron Hosts Internet Safety Summit

David Cameron Hosts Internet Safety Summit

David Cameron will today (18th November) host a summit to discuss what is being done to block child abuse content online. The summit will be held at Downing Street, where the Prime Minister will welcome progress to block illegal content by internet service providers, leading search engines and police agencies.

David Cameron will however post a warning that there is still more to do.

The summit comes four months after the Prime Minister called for action to be taken concerning child safety on the internet. Google and Microsoft have introduced a number of changes to their search function and the National Crime Agency testing of the new measures shows that child abuse images, videos or pathways are no longer being returned against a blacklist of search terms at present.

Speaking ahead of the event, the Prime Minister has said the internet search engines in particular have made "significant progress" to prevent child abuse content from being available. He will however make it clear that he will still bring forward legislation if they fail to deliver.


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