If you have any reason to believe that a particular image you have received might be illegal, such as child pornography, you should report it immediately to the Gardai.
The Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998 makes it illegal for anyone to produce, forward, publish, send, show or possess any child pornography in Ireland. Illegal images of this nature should be reported to www.hotline.ie. This service is provided by the Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland (ISPAI) for reporting any instances of child pornography on the Internet in a secure and confidential environment.
Vodafone is a member of the Internet Service Provider Association of Ireland that was formed in January 1998. The ISPAI is the leading industry representative on the Internet Advisory Board (IAB) established by the Government, which maintains a self-regulatory approach to Internet service provision in Ireland.
Members of the ISPAI are bound by a Code of Practice which requires that operators have an acceptable use policy that prohibits customers from sending messages that are likely to cause offence or any other material which is distressing, grossly offensive, indecent, obscene, menacing or in any other way unlawful. In addition, the ISPAI supports and funds the www.hotline.ie reporting line for uncovering illegal child pornography on the Internet.
For further information contact the ISPAI at www.ispai.ie or alternatively:
|Name||Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland Ltd. (ISPAI)|
|Address||Unit 24 Sandyford Office Park |
|Tel ||+353 (0)1 294 5280|
|Fax||+353 (0)1 294 5282|
Launched in November 1999, the hotline.ie service provides an anonymous reporting service to members of the public who accidentally uncover illegal child pornography on the Internet. The www.hotline.ie service is supported and funded by the Internet Service Provider Association of Ireland (www.ispai.ie) who are committed to ensuring that Internet Services are not used to spread illegal child pornography on the Internet.
The www.hotline.ie service is a founding member of the INHOPE Association (www.inhope.org) - Internet Hotline Providers in Europe. The INHOPE Association co-ordinates the activities of the individual hotlines and through regular meetings ensure the extensive sharing of information on the best practices for the operation of an Internet Hotline and tracing of illegal child pornography.
To report suspected cases of child pornography or other forms of illegal material please report it to:
|Tel||1890 610 710|
|Fax||1890 520 720|
Unit 24 Sandyford Office Park