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WebTitan Gains Accreditation as Friendly Wi-Fi Approved Vendor

WebTitan´s Wi-Fi filtering solution has been considered to be of a sufficiently suitable standard to gain accreditation in the UK´s Friendly Wi-Fi scheme.

In 2013, the UK´s Prime Minister – David Cameron – announced that a commitment had been received from the UK’s main Wi-Fi vendors that their standard public Wi-Fi service will automatically filter the Internet to comply with the Internet Watch Foundation “watch list” and block access to pornography.

The Friendly Wi-Fi Scheme was subsequently created in collaboration with the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS). The motive behind the Scheme is to prevent children and young adults from accessing inappropriate pornographic material themselves and limit accidental exposure to inappropriate material that nearby adults might be viewing in public.

“Friendly Wi-Fi” accreditation is given by the Registered Digital Institute to vendors and businesses who commit to protecting minors from exposure to inappropriate web content. TitanHQ has just announced that the company´s WebTitan for Wi-Fi has been accredited by the Registered Digital Institute as a Friendly Wi-Fi approved service.

According to Ronan Kavanagh – CEO at TitanHQ – “today´s businesses know that security threats are evolving rapidly and constantly. For those offering public Wi-Fi, WebTitan for Wi-Fi allows them to deliver secure browsing via the cloud on any device, anytime. With the help of WebTitan for Wi-Fi, businesses will be able to protect visitors from viewing inappropriate web content while using a Wi-Fi service at their premises”.

The RDI accreditation is worthwhile for Wi-Fi providers as it reassures users they are committed to supporting the need for safeguarding online content. Wherever “Friendly Wi-Fi” accreditation symbol is displayed – on site or online – parents and young people can be assured that the business’s displaying the symbol have the correct filters in place to protect minors against exposure to inappropriate web content and their public Wi-Fi service is safe to use.

Author: Steve Alder is the editor-in-chief of HIPAA Journal. Steve is responsible for editorial policy regarding the topics covered on HIPAA Journal. He is a specialist on healthcare industry legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other related legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use of information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics.