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eco Complaints Office: Important Contact Point for Internet Users

For more than 15 years now, eco – Association for the Internet industry, has been successfully fighting against illegal content on the Internet. The eco Complaints Office accepts complaints concerning all Internet services, ranging from chat rooms to e-mail and websites. Alexandra Koch-Skiba, Head of the eco Complaints Office, explains in an interview how important and effective their daily work is. Continue reading

The Evolution of Interconnection into Business Strategy

With the digital transformation of countless ecosystems, the strategic role of interconnection is becoming a clear competitive advantage for companies from all sectors. This, in turn, drives the evolution of services and communication for infrastructure providers. Stephan Rohloff, CMO at DE-CIX, talks to dotmagazine about the changing interconnection landscape, and customer communication.

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Success in Taking Down Child Sexual Abuse Material from the Internet: German Complaints Offices are the Most Important Source of Information

  • Take-Down Report 2016: The German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) received 2,721 notifications of child pornography web content

  • Central bridging function: 92% of all notifications of child pornography web content comes from German complaints offices

  • The eco Complaints Office Annual Report documents successful work

Last Thursday, the German federal government published its evaluation report for the year 2016 on the take-down of child sexual abuse material from the Internet. According to this report, 2,721 indications of child sexual abuse material were recorded by the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in 2016, with 62% of this content comprising of content hosted abroad. Once again, the take-down report testifies to the effective working methods between the law enforcement agencies and the German complaints offices. The pace of transmission of reported cases from the complaints offices to the BKA was further accelerated in 2016, with the number of hours lowered from 18.8 (2015) to 13.3 in 2016. Continue reading