During the autumn, Tele2 rolled out NetClean ProActive throughout its organisation, which employs 9,000 people in eleven countries.
”We are determined to lead the way, playing our part in preventing the spread of child sexual abuse images on the Internet”, says Jonas Lindström, Head of Group Security at Tele2.
At the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, the company will have installed both NetClean ProActive and NetClean WhiteBox in all its computers and networks in eleven countries. Early last summer, the Tele2 Group adopted a proactive approach to prevent the spread of child sexual abuse images.
“We are taking a very firm stand, and we will do everything we can to stop this. We are not doing this for commercial reasons, but from conviction. It is part of our approach to Corporate Responsibility”, says Jonas Lindström.
During the autumn, Tele2 rolled out NetClean ProActive throughout its organisation, which employs 9,000 people in eleven countries. It means that all file servers and all work stations throughout the organisation are now screened for child sexual abuse images.
“The move was implemented at record speed”, says Jonas Lindström. “First, Tele2 sent out a letter to inform all members of staff. 6 months later, everything was in place. We have had incredible support from all our countries, and a strong commitment from the people responsible for implementation. This is such a positive move that no one has questioned it. That’s why it was up and running so quickly.”
But Tele2 has not settled for screening all internal computers and fileservers – the company has gone a step further.
“By early January 2013, we have decided to have blocked child sexual abuse images on the Internet services we provide to 38 million customers. To ensure that we only block child sexual abuse images, we are using a continuously updated list of these images, which is produced by Interpol and, in some instances, by national police forces. This means that all domains which have been blacklisted by Interpol and other agencies are automatically blocked on Tele2’s Internet service. Since we are an Internet Service Provider, we must do everything we can to prevent the spread of child sexual abuse material.”
Tele2 has already blocked this type of material in Norway and Sweden.
“Now that we have access to much better technology which allows us to do the same in other countries where the Group operates, we obviously want to use it.”