Telia in child porn U-turn

Having faced a barrage of criticism after saying it would not follow the lead of British internet providers by blocking access to child pornography, Telia now appears to have changed its policy.

“As soon as we have a dependable method we’re prepared to put it in place,” the company’s Ingrid Bardh told Aftonbladet.

The telecommunications provider was initially not keen to take responsibility for which sites their users visit. In Britain, on the other hand, it is partly the provider’s responsibility to track such use and an enormous amount of mail is intercepted every day, according to Dagens Nyheter.

Telia has been accused of being “passive” about child pornography. A rumour the company management evidently want to get away from.

“New spam filters are being introduced as soon as all the technology is in place and when the police give us tghe go-ahead to start the tracking”, said Ingrid Bardh.

According to Aftonbladet the Swedish internet providers Spray, Glocalnet and UPC/Chello are also willing to “test the British model”, while Thomas Bodström, Minister for Justice, is preparing proposals for a law to deal with offenders.

Sources: Dagens Nyheter, Aftonbladet