What is the Internet Hotline?

Published: 19 September 2017

The Internet Hotline is a legal advisory service. We help to quickly remove illegal content found around the Web based on reports. We also make efforts to ensure that children are exposed to as little content considered harmful (to them) as possible on the Internet. Therefore, we cooperate with the police and our international partners.

Anyone can contact Internet Hotline to report online content that may be illegal or harmful to minors.

The hotline service was launched in 2005 in Hungary and has been operated by the Authority since 2011. Similar hotlines are available all over the world, either managed by state actors or non-governmental organisations, any certain countries may have more than one at the same time. In the fight against illegal online content, we work closely and effectively with the Hungarian Police and the Anti-Cybercrime Department of the National Bureau of Investigation. Since 2012, we have also been active in INHOPE (International Association of Internet Hotlines), the organisation against the online sexual exploitation of children. We have a working relationship with social media operator, for example employees of responsible for regulation at Facebook and Google.