Swiss telcos unit to protect children using online media

Friday 10 June 2016 | 17:43 CET | News
Swiss telecoms association Asut has announced a new industry-wide initiative to protect young people when using media on computers, tablets and smartphones. Initial signatories include Salt, Sunrise, Swisscom and UPC, which will all have to implement the outlined measures by end-2016. Signatories will be obliged to offer customers blocking options for their video-on-demand (VoD) services with age restrictions; encourage their business partners to implement youth protection measures; and to block access to child pornography in co-operation with Swiss internet crime agency Kobik. They will also

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Salt / Sunrise / Swisscom / UPC
Countries: Switzerland
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