See what the Alliance is doing on: Technology

Framework capability
16 June 2021
Corporate Social Responsibility

Companies (national and international) ensure child safety issues are paramount in the development and delivery of products and services, giving particular attention to putting systems in place to prevent violations…

Framework capability
16 June 2021
Innovative solution development

The development of innovative technological solutions that enhance existing approaches to preventing and tackling online CSEA or enable the development of new approaches.

Framework capability
16 June 2021
Takedown procedures

Procedures to enable the timely decommissioning/removal of child sexual abuse material when a company confirms its presence on its service.

Framework capability
16 June 2021
Access to image databases

Definition Law enforcement use Interpol’s International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) database to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their efforts to identify victims and offenders.Where appropriate a national child sexual…

Library article
10 June 2021
Transparency in the Regulation of Online Safety

Publisher: Ofcom (Report)

The UK’s draft Online Safety Bill proposes to give the communications regulator Ofcom powers to require online service providers to produce annual transparency reports about illegal and harmful content on…

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Ethical AI and Innovation

Technology needs to make rapid and extensive progress to identify and remove the existing levels of CSAM online as well as to prevent new cases and respond to active cases.

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Increased transparency

Regularly publish transparency reports on detection and prevention of CSEA online with meaningful metrics, and ensure data is supported by explainable methodology and reviewed regularly.

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Voluntary principles for child safety, including safety by design

Wide and consistent adherence within the technology sector of principles, and subsequent action, for child safety.

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Technology-led risk and safety assessment

Risk and safety assessment across platforms and upstream / downstream providers, in terms of both the risk to children but also for offender management.

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Innovative solutions

The use of technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, to prevent, detect, block, report and remove illegal and exploitative material, live streaming and grooming.

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Collaborative online expertise

Collaborative technology development to identify and investigate online child sexual abuse offenders.

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Modernised reporting systems

A reporting system for CSEA online (also known as cybertip) promotes and enables the reporting of and response to images and videos of CSEA online to ensure an efficient criminal…

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Risk / threat assessment matrix

Assessing risks for victim identification, offender targeting and to mitigate against technology infrastructure and broader online risks.

Library article
12 May 2021
Outcomes briefing – technology, privacy and rights roundtable

Publisher: ECPAT International, WeProtect Global Alliance (Briefing)

This outcomes briefing records the outcomes from the roundtable meeting: issue context, key challenges, potential solutions and mapping the way forward.

Library article
28 April 2021
Guidance for implementing the Global Strategic Response

Publisher: WeProtect Global Alliance (Tool)

Guidance for practitioners and decision-makers across the globe to reach the outcomes outlined in the Alliance’s Global Strategic Response.

Library article
21 April 2021
Internet Watch Foundation Annual Report 2020

Publisher: Internet Watch Foundation (Report)

“Face the facts”: In 2020, our team assessed over 150,000 reports of child sexual abuse imagery online and were able to seek the removal of millions of criminal images and…

Library article
21 April 2021
I worked at Facebook — end-to-end encryption will sacrifice children’s safety at the altar of privacy

Publisher: iNews (Media)

Joanna Shields blog: I was working at the tech giant when five-year-old April Jones was murdered. I felt sick that we hadn’t done more.

Library article
19 April 2021
End-To-End Encryption: Understanding the impacts for child safety online

Publisher: NSPCC (Report)

There are diverse and often conflicting opinions on the extent to which platforms should adopt online privacy and safety features, but the overwhelming majority of participants agree that child safety…

Library article
13 April 2021
Introduction to Hashing

Publisher: Thorn (Media)

Explainer on this powerful tool to detect child sex abuse imagery online. The tool applies a unique fingerprint to identify an individual photo to detect suspected material online and then…

Library article
31 March 2021
Yoti Age Scan – Public version, Executive Summary

Publisher: Yoti (Tool)

Executive summary to explain everything you need to know about the new way to prove your age.

Blog post
17 March 2021
Working together against sexual abuse online: how technology can help
6050edec2bffa bpthumb Ed Dixon, Data Scientist at Intel

As Intel joins WePROTECT Global Alliance, Data Scientist Ed Dixon reflects on the need for industry, civil society and governments to work together to tackle this urgent and borderless crime.

Blog post
16 March 2021
Turning principles into action
605065cd2a358 bpthumb Liz Thomas, Regional Digital Safety Lead in Asia-Pacific, Microsoft

Following an industry-only webinar for tech members of the Alliance, Liz Thomas (Regional Digital Safety Lead in Asia-Pacific for Microsoft) gives a brief overview of some of the key questions…

Library article
5 March 2021
Statement on behalf of the Phoenix 11

Publisher: Phoenix 11 (Media)

Survivors of child sexual abuse material demand action from tech one year after key players support online anti-exploitation principles.

Library article
24 February 2021
Google Transparency Report

Publisher: Google (Report, Tool)

This report contains data regarding Google’s efforts and resources to combat CSAM on our platform.

Library article
24 February 2021
GCHQ to use AI to tackle child sex abuse, disinformation and trafficking

Publisher: GCHQ (Report)

Published today, the paper called Ethics of AI: Pioneering a New National Security explains why the technology – enabling problem-solving at scale and speed – will be at the heart of our…

Library article
3 February 2021
Guide for tech companies considering supporting the “Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse”

Publisher: WeProtect Global Alliance (Tool)

Six industry members of the Alliance (Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Roblox, Snap and Twitter) have produced this ‘by tech, for tech’ guide to operationalising the Voluntary Principles’.

Library article
20 January 2021
Safety by Design can build investor and customer trust

Publisher: eSafety Commissioner (Tool)

The investment and venture capital community can play a pivotal role in helping to ensure that early-stage technology companies put safety and ethical considerations at the heart of their design processes.

Library article
30 December 2020
Guidelines for industry on Child Online Protection

Publisher: International Telecommunications Union (Report)

The  COP Guidelines for industry  aim  at establishing the foundation for safer and more secure use of Internet-based services and associated technologies for today’s children and future generations.

Library article
21 December 2020
Our Continued Commitment to Safety

Publisher: Microsoft (Media)

European regulators are actively wrestling with how best to protect both privacy and safety. The European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) extends the EU’s communications regulatory framework, including the e-Privacy Directive’s protection,…

Library article
6 November 2020
End Violence and UNICEF Innovation Fund invest in tech start-ups to protect kids

Publisher: Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children (Media)

End Violence has teamed up with the UNICEF Innovation Fund and Giga to make up to $100,000 equity-free investments in early stage, for-profit start-ups working to make the internet safer…

Library article
23 September 2020
Reviewing Child Sexual Abuse Material Reporting Functions on Popular Platforms

Publisher: Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Report)

Millions of images of child sexual abuse circulate freely on the internet each day, not only in obscure corners of the dark web, but also on some of the most…

Library article
5 March 2020
Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Publisher: Five-Country Ministerial (Tool)

On 5 March 2020 a set of Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse was launched in Washington DC.  These principles were developed by the Five Country…

Library article
11 January 2017
PhotoDNA

Publisher: Microsoft (Tool)

In 2009, Microsoft partnered with Dartmouth College to develop PhotoDNA, a technology that aids in finding and removing known images of child exploitation.