3 Sep 2018

Javid issues threat to tech companies over online child abuse

“I am not just asking for change, I am demanding it”. That was what the Home Secretary told tech companies today, adding that if they don’t step up their efforts to tackle online child sexual abuse, the government will be forced to legislate.

More illegal content is being uploaded than ever before, with the National Crime Agency reporting a seven-fold increase in child sex abuse images being referred to them since 2013.