Code of Practice

The Department of Internal Affairs has a Code of Practice for the operation of the website filtering system to prevent access to websites containing images of child sexual abuse.

The Code of Practice provides assurance that only website pages containing images of child sexual abuse will be filtered and the privacy of ISP customers is maintained. The filter will not cover email, file sharing or borderline material.

The Code of Practice is a living document. Anyone may request a review or amendment to the full Code or parts of the Code at any time, by emailing dcet@dia.govt.nz and including, if applicable, particular sections of the Code that require attention.

For more information please read our media release: Web filter Code of Practice available (25.08.09)