CyberSafety Conference 2005: Interview With Roger Darlington


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09 September 2005


Roger Darlington (Chairman Internet Watch Foundation)


Interview of Roger Darlington held at the Safety and Security in a Networked World: September 2005.




Roger Darlington works approximately one day a week as the independent Chair of the Internet Watch Foundation and approximately one day a week as the member for England on the Ofcom Consumer Panel. He also has a consultancy contract with the communications trade union Connect and acts as a support trainer for the training consultancy Lamont Associates.

He obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

He then spent six years working for the Labour Party/Labour Government as a Research Assistant/Special Adviser in the House of Commons, the Northern Ireland Office, and the Home Office respectively.

The main part of his career has been a total of 24 years as a National Official with the Communication Workers Union. Most of his time at the Union was spent in the Research Department, which he headed for the last seven years, working mainly on technological and regulatory developments. Following early retirement from the Union, he is now a portfolio worker in the communications field.

He became Chair of the Internet Watch Foundation on 1 January 2000 and his term of office expires on 31 December 2005.

His web site is at:


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