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  • 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Fighting child pornography

We consider it our obligation to take rigorous action against depictions of child abuse on the internet. We have been involved in an EU-wide fight against the depiction of child abuse since 2007 in the European Framework for Safer Mobile Use by Younger Teenagers and Children. Since 2008 we have been committed to combating the spread of such content together with other mobile providers in a global association.

Since 2013 we have been actively participating in two cross-industry coalitions committed to fighting child abuse on the internet, the “CEO Coalition to make the internet a better place for kids” and the “ICT img Coalition for Children Online.”

For more than 20 years, we have been active as a founding member in the FSM, the Association for the Voluntary Self-Monitoring for Multimedia Service Providers. Together with eco, the Association of the Internet Industry, it operates the internet-beschwerdestelle.de, a website for reporting child abuse on the internet. It is the German point of contact for internet users to submit complaints and part of INHOPE, the global umbrella association of internet hotlines for complaints. A particular focus of the hotline is the fight against “gray areas”.