18 February 2007

UK - ISPA 2007 Winners Announced

The Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA UK) held an award ceremony to celebrate the winners of the ISPA 2007 UK Internet Awards. The Internet Watch Foundation Award was handed to The Home Secretary's Task Force for Child Protection on the Internet for their multi-agency forum of a vast array of experts to contribute towards policies and good practice documents which in turn help make the Internet safer for children. The Corporate Social Responsibility Award was awarded to Orange for its support for the Internet industry through its work with the National High Tech Crime Unit and the Home Office. The Internet Villain award however was given to Commissioner Viviane Reding and the European Commission for producing 'the most arcane set of rules yet seen for prior registration of .eu domains, requiring UK registered companies to submit legal affidavits to justify the authenticity of their business.' The final award, Internet Hero, was given to Annie Mullins from Vodafone for her work with the Home Office Task Force on Protection of Children on the Internet and the EU's Safer Internet Programme.