Internet Watch Foundation

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Registration as it was on 27 Nov 2023
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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Apr 2022 - Mar 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.1 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Internet Watch Foundation   (IWF)

    EU Transparency Register

    144739515066-23 First registered on 06 Feb 2015

    Goals / Remit

    The IWF was established in 1996 by the internet industry to provide the UK internet Hotline for the public and IT professionals to report criminal online content in a secure and confidential way.

    The Hotline service can be used anonymously to report content within our remit.

    We work in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, and international partners to minimise the availability of this content, specifically:

    - child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world
    - non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU initiatives related to the fight against online child sexual abuse material and online child safety, including proposals in the context of the European Digital Single Market.
    Blocking/filtering and freedom of the internet debates.
    e-privacy, GDPR, e-commerce directive, Digital Services Act, Artificial Intelligence, EU strategy on Child Sexual Abuse, EU strategy on the Rights of the Child, Better Internet for Kids Strategy, EU review of rules to combat child sexual abuse.


    Head Office
    Discovery House Vision Park Chivers Way, Histon
    Histon CB24 9ZR
    EU Office
    Discovery House Vision Park Chivers Way, Histon
    Histon CB24 9ZR


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Jonah THOMPSON 29 Nov 2023 20 Nov 2024
    Mr Jonah THOMPSON 13 Sep 2022 13 Sep 2023
    Mr Thompson JONAH 13 Sep 2022 21 Sep 2022
    Ms Susan HARGREAVES 31 May 2022 31 May 2023
    Ms Abigail FEDOROVSKY 31 May 2022 31 May 2023
    Mr Michael TUNKS 31 May 2022 31 May 2023

    Complementary Information

    Occasionally an additional person may be present with the primary contact.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    INHOPE - INHOPE is an active and collaborative network of 51 hotlines in 45 countries worldwide, dealing with illegal content online and committed to stamping out child sexual abuse from the Internet.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Apr 2022 - Mar 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant Internal Security Fund 1,862€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    political intelligence 25,000€ - 49,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    political intelligence

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    These figures relate to the IWF's involvement in Preventing and Reducing the use of child sexual abuse material through On device TECHnology.

    Project number: ISF-2021-TF1-AG-CYBER, Improving the prevention of child sexual abuse.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Children's rights

    Communication activities

    Internet Watch Foundation's Annual Report launch in Brussels (27 April 2022)
    Link to report:

    IWF Annual Report launch event in Brussels (26 April 2023):
    Link to report:

    IWF spoke at:

    A European Liberal Forum meeting (To discuss how we can use technology to keep children safe online?)- 10 October 2022.

    European Parliament Intergroup Meeting (Tech to keep children safe online)- 16 November 2022.

    Evidence to the LIBE Committee Rapporteur and Shadow Rapporteurs on laying down new rules to prevent and combat CSAM- March 2023.

    Evidence to the IMCO Committee on the protection of Minors- June 2023.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    4 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 02 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject The participant’s and the EU efforts to prevent and tackle child sexual abuse.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Ylva Johansson
      Portfolio Home Affairs
      • Ylva Johansson (Commissioner)
      • Monika Maglione (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 01 Oct 2020 Location VTC
      Subject Tackling child sexual abuse online
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Ylva Johansson
      Portfolio Home Affairs
      • Monika Maglione (Cabinet member)
      • Ylva Johansson (Commissioner)
    • Date 16 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM and the Internet Watch Foundation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Hotlines in the fight against child sexual abuse images
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      • Jasmin Battista (Cabinet member)
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