Internet Service Providers' Association of Ireland

The voice of the Online Industry in Ireland

ISPAI Hotline.ie Service

ISPAI Hotline.ie (est. 1999) is the Government and An Garda Síochána sanctioned national reporting mechanism through which Internet users may report suspected illegal content online, such as child sexual abuse images/videos, in a secure, anonymous and confidential way.

Hotline.ie’s operations and procedures are approved and overseen by the Department of Justice and Equality and An Garda Síochána.

The Hotline.ie Service is co-financed by the Internet Service Providers’ Association of Ireland and the European Union through the Connecting Europe Facility Telecom – Safer Internet Programme Grant Aid support.

Each year ISPAI publishes a Hotline.ie Annual Report inclusive of statistics, actions undertaken and analysis of trends in respect to national and international efforts for combating child sexual exploitation online.

To ensure that Child Sexual Abuse Imagery is removed from the Internet irrespective of where in the world it may be hosted, ISPAI is (founding) member of the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE) and works in conjunction with 44 other Hotlines across the globe.

When Hotline.ie classifies reported content as being probably illegal under Irish law, the Internet location of the content is then pinpointed. If hosted or distributed from Ireland, An Garda Síochána and the relevant service/content provider are notified so that the content would be removed from public Internet access and law enforcement investigation initiated.

When content is traced outside Ireland, the report together with all intelligence gathered and Hotline.ie determination is forwarded to the Hotline counterpart in the appropriate jurisdiction so that action may be taken at source.

If illegal content is being traced to a country without Hotline presence the report will be notified through police channels.

To learn more about Hotline.ie please visit www.hotline.ie

Note

The Hotline.ie service should be as widely known to Internet users residing in Ireland as possible. Increased awareness, could lead to more content being reported which in turn might lead to more Child Sexual Abuse Imagery being identified and removed from the Internet. To this end ISPAI encourages Irish based organisations to publicise Hotline.ie and make use of the Hotline.ie logo, with embedded link to www.hotline.ie website, on any Internet safety pages or similar references they may have on their website.

ISPAI retains copyright of the Hotline.ie logo and reserves the right to refuse or revoke permission for its use by other persons or entities, where the Association believes the logo is being misused i.e. to link to other content than hotline.ie website itself.

To download the Hotline.ie logo click here.

We kindly request that you do not amend the Hotline.ie logo in anyway, click here to download Hotline.ie logo usage guidelines.

Thank you for your support!