Fred Langford

Director of Trust and Safety Technology, Ofcom

Dr Fred Langford is Director of Technology – Online Safety, UK Communications Regulator Ofcom, a Visiting Professor at University of Suffolk, member of the REPHRAIN (Bristol University) and INHOPE (International Hotline Association) Advisory Boards. Fred is also a Non-Exec Director Games Ratings Authority, Trustee of the Lucy Faithful Foundation and Chair of the Global Online Regulators Network – Technical Workstream.

Prior to joining Ofcom Fred was Deputy CEO/CTO of Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and President of INHOPE (International Hotline Association) with his focus being on Internet Policy/Governance, Cybersecurity, Child Protection, Trust and Safety/Safeguarding Technologies, online crime prevention and effective regulation. His operational work was developing technical solutions and data sets for industry to implement into their architectures to reduce the risk of exposure to illegal content that has impacted upon billions of internet users.

Fred has 30 years’ experience across a variety of sectors (Commercial, CSO’s, Military and Regulatory) and a vast amount of experience across a multitude of technologies. Fred is also a founding Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) and an expert advisor to UK and other Governments, Parliamentarians, The Commonwealth, Police and NGOs.

15.15 - 16.00

Tuesday RAID Virtual 2024

Panel 6: Children first: how to handle privacy, consent and age assurance

  • Cross-Jurisdictional Insights: Learning from different jurisdictions' approaches to safeguarding children and young people
  • Mitigating Risks for CYP: Assessing the greatest risks and strategies employed by regulators and platform companies
  • Roles and Responsibilities: How different players in the ecosystem can approach children’s rights in a progressive and harmonised manner