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Fred Langford

Visiting Professor and Deputy CEO and CTO of Internet Watch Foundation

Fred Langford

Fred Langford

Research Directorate, W.124

Tel: 01473 338330


Fred is the Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer at Internet Watch Foundation. Fred has over 25 years’ experience in across a variety of sectors primarily focusing on the internet, its technology, security, safety and regulation. 

Fred is President of the International Hotline Association (INHOPE), Chair of the UK Council for Internet Safety, Technical Working Group (UKCIS TWG), Board member of the Video Standards Council, Board Member of the UK Home Office Child Abuse Image Database Strategic Group, Member of the National Crime Agency (NCA) Prevent Strategic Board, a founding Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and is an expert advisor to UK and other Governments, Parliamentarians, The Commonwealth, Police and NGOs.

Fred is a Chartered Director (ChDir) and Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD) and a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP).

In 2019 Fred was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Suffolk for outstanding achievement in addition to being a finalist for Digital Leader of the year, and runner-up for New Chartered Director of the Year in 2017.