IWF Image Hash List

Details of the organization
Internet Watch Foundation
United Kingdom
Civil society entities

Information about the project
IWF Image Hash List
The IWF Image Hash List is a collection of digital fingerprints (hashes) created from IWF-assessed images of child sexual abuse. It is a revolutionary tool that allows ICT companies to stop the upload, storage and sharing of “potentially millions” of child sexual abuse images online. The List can therefore contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, particularly in relation to the target of ending the abuse, exploitation and all forms of violence and torture of children, and the WSIS goals of building confidence and security in the use of ICTs and safeguarding the ethical dimensions of the Information Society.
Regional implementation
  • Africa
  • Asia and Pacific
  • Eastern Europe
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Western Europe and North America
Completed from 08/12/2015 to 19/07/2016
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WSIS information
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
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