Nominated for Award

19 Mar 2024 UK SIC (an intimate image abuse prevention tool developed by our partners SWGfL) has been nominated for a prestigious WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) prize for 2024 in the Action Line C9 Media category. The public voting phase is now open, allowing users to cast their votes for the project they believe has made the most significant impact across the world with the results being announced in May. You can cast your vote below if you want to support the initiative.

About the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a global initiative focused on addressing the opportunities and challenges presented by digital technology. Since its establishment in 2003, WSIS has become a crucial platform for governments, NGOs, businesses, and civil society to discuss policies and programs that promote digital inclusion, access to information, and sustainable development through technology. Protecting Against Intimate Image Abuse empowers users to take control of their intimate content by using on-device hashing technology. This ground-breaking process creates a hash (digital fingerprint) of images or videos (presented as a string of letters and numbers) that can be created straight from the user’s own device. This added layer of privacy ensures the original image or video never leaves the user’s device.

The hash is then sent to participating platforms and if a subsequent image or video gets uploaded and matches the corresponding hash, it will be sent for moderation and removed if it meets the policy requirements of a platform. The image (or video) will then be blocked from any further sharing across participating platforms.

To learn more about, visit the tool or stay updated with the latest news. You can also delve into the impact of by reading an article that explores the tool’s 2-year anniversary, recent data, and collaborations with industry platforms.

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