As per our commitment to voluntarily implement blocking of child sexual abuse material (announced in mid-2010) and in cooperation with a formal request from the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Optus implemented blocking of the INTERPOL “worst of the worst” list in July 2011. (The AFP acts as INTERPOL’s agent within Australia.)
Blocking will be based on the INTERPOL “worst of the worst” list – a list of prohibited domains that have been independently verified by INTERPOL and at least one other partner law enforcement agency as containing child sexual abuse material, which is illegal in overseas jurisdictions and also under Australian Law.
As the content is illegal, the Domains are kept confidential. INTERPOL maintains very strict criteria for the domains that are included on their list. Details of the criteria are available from INTERPOL’s website.