MODI GOVT. DIRECTED ALL INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS TO BLOCK CHILD ABUSE SITES BY 31ST. JULY :

The Centre has asked all internet service providers to prevent the distribution and transmission of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) into the country by adopting and implementing Internet Watch Foundation resources by July 31.   The ministry of women and child development has issued an interim order to curb all online child sexual abuse material.   Under this order, the ISPs shall be required to adopt and implement the IWF resources by July 31.  The IWF maintains a dynamic global list of websites and URLs which contain CSAM. Implementation of IWF resources will result in the relevant content being blocked/removed on an ongoing basis.    It is an interim measure till a centralised mechanism is put in place to monitor online CSAM. The order also states that all ISPs having international long distance licences in India shall be required to adopt and implement the IWF resources on or before July 31 to prevent the distribution and transmission of online CSAM into India.    This step was taken as most of the CSAM was being hosted outside India and the websites and URLs to access such unlawful content are dynamic in nature and frequently changing, making it difficult to block such content.   As of now, in India, there is no centralised mechanism to monitor online child sexual abuse material.   The Rediff.com : 13th. May,17

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