Telecomms industries welcome collaboration with An Garda Síochána
Telecommunications Industry Ireland, the Ibec group representing the telecoms sector, welcomed the signing today by BT, eir, Sky, Tesco Mobile, Three, Vodafone and Virgin Media of the memorandum of understanding with An Garda Síochána to block websites containing child abuse material.
Torlach Denihan, Director, Telecommunications Industry Ireland said: “This builds on current practice and reflects the partnership approach to this heinous issue involving the telecommunications industry, An Garda Síochána and the Department of Justice and Equality. A further innovation is that a Garda stop page will be automatically sent to those trying to access the websites in question. We look forward to further cooperation with An Garda Síochána and the Department of Justice and Equality.”