KPN might block child porn

23rd March 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 March 2007 , AMSTERDAM - KPN is considering blocking websites containing child pornography. The provider has made a decision in principle on this with the national police corps (KLPD). The organisation is also discussing the matter with other internet providers.

23 March 2007

AMSTERDAM - KPN is considering blocking websites containing child pornography. The provider has made a decision in principle on this with the national police corps (KLPD). The organisation is also discussing the matter with other internet providers.

On Friday cable and internet provider UPC signed an agreement on blocking the porn sites.  The provider will be given the list of controversial sites by the KLPD's project team on child porn.

The KLPD does not register who tries to access the pages or who has put them online. Nor will UPC.

If users request a website that is on the "blacklist," a notification from the police will appear on the screen. The notification cannot be closed by clicking on it. "It is a real blockade," said a spokesperson for the police.

The screen will show a large stop sign with the text: "Your browser has tried to open a page that is used to spread files showing the sexual abuse of children. This is a crime."

The blocking system should be in use starting in May.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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