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United Kingdom Internet filtering profile
|Blocking type||Blocking level|
|Internet Tools||no evidence|
|Conflicts / Security||no evidence|
Data by OpenNet Initiative
* Listed as no evidence in all four areas (political, social, conflict/security, and Internet tools) by ONI in December 2010.Source: Wikipedia
The United Kingdom has a notable tradition, manifested by, among other things, solid guarantees of freedom of expression, freedom of information, and protection of privacy. Freedom of expression and protection of privacy over the Internet is guaranteed by law. Nonetheless, over the last few years there has been a shift toward increased surveillance and police measures. Combating terrorism and preventing child abuse have been widely used as a justification by state agencies and private commercial actors (e.g., Internet service providers) for the implementation of interception and direct filtering measures. Nevertheless in 2010 the found no evidence of technical filtering in the political, social, conflict/security, or Internet tools areas. However, the U.K. openly blocks child pornography Web sites, for which ONI does not test.
' ISP passes internet traffic through a service called which uses data provided by the to identify pages believed to contain indecent photographs of children. When such a page is found, the system creates a 'URL not found page' error rather than deliver the actual page or a warning page. Other ISPs use different systems such as [http://www.webminder.net/].
In July and again in October 2011, the ruled that must block access to a website (newzbin.com) which "provides links to pirated movies". In September 2011, in response to the court ruling and with encouragement from government, leading UK ISPs are reported to have privately agreed in principle to quickly restrict access to websites when presented with court orders. In May 2012 the High Court ordered UK ISPs to block to prevent further copyright infringing movie and music downloads from the website.
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