Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


NetSafe appointed member of INHOPE network for New Zealand

NetSafe appointed member of INHOPE network for New Zealand


NetSafe is pleased to announce that its application to join the INHOPE network has today been approved at a meeting of international members in Warsaw, Poland.
INHOPE is a network of organisations operating hotlines in 43 countries worldwide. Members deal with illegal content online and are working towards the goal of removing child sexual abuse material from the internet.

INHOPE hotlines offer the public a way of anonymously reporting internet content they suspect to be illegal. To fulfill this new role, NetSafe will ensure that the matter is investigated and if found to be illegal, the information will be passed to the relevant law enforcement agency or internet service provider hosting the content.

Some INHOPE members have a very specific focus. NetSafe, which has been helping New Zealanders tackle online challenges since 1998, will continue to provide a range of services and act as the central point of contact for challenges that cover cyber safety, cyber security and cyber crime.

“Membership of INHOPE will help NetSafe develop ties with other international bodies and will further strengthen our national response to these issues.” says NetSafe’s Executive Director, Martin Cocker.

NetSafe members and stakeholder partners including InternetNZ, Department of Internal Affairs, NZ Police, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, the Human Rights Commission, ECPAT NZ, Trade Me, Facebook and the Ministry of Education supported the application for INHOPE membership.

“The appointment of NetSafe as the reporting hotline for New Zealand, highlights the strength of our collaborative relationships with government and law enforcement partners and showcases the way a wide range of organisations in the online space work together to build capable, responsible and safe users of online technologies,” said Cocker.

New Zealanders concerned about online material can report to NetSafe using a range of channels including the free 0508 NETSAFE helpline and via the online reporting website, www.theorb.org.nz. NetSafe will triage all reports and work with specialists at the Department of Internal Affair’s Censorship Compliance Unit and NZ Police’s OCEANZ team to address concerns raised.

- ENDS -


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

'Tea Break Bill' Passes: Gordon Campbell On Bad Labour Laws And Poor Safety

By co-incidence, one of the prime dangers of the government’s new employment relations law has been underlined by the release of the death and injury statistics among workers at New Zealand ports. These are highly profitable enterprises for the port owners.

The Port of Tauranga for instance, is expecting its current full-year profit to be between $78 million and $83 million and other ports are enjoying similar boom times – but they are also highly dangerous places for the people who work on or around the port premises. At the Port of Tauranga, there have been 26 serious accidents since 2011, and two deaths. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

No Charges: Outcome Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area... More>>

ALSO:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news