UPC to block child abuse sites

UPC customers visiting sites deemed to be hosting child abuse material will see a Garda warning

UPC customers visiting sites deemed to be hosting child abuse material will see a Garda warning

Cable company UPC is to block access to websites containing images of child abuse as part of an agreement with gardaĆ­ and the Department of Justice.

From today, UPC customers who try to visit a website identified as a host of child abuse material will instead see a Garda advisory notice warning them of the laws prohibiting access to such content.

The block will be put in place on websites identified by gardaĆ­, through information provided by sources including Interpol.

UPC said the agreement with authorities does not involve them passing any user data on, nor will they store the IP address of those who visit blocked sites.

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