See what the Alliance is doing on: Technology
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…
The development of innovative technological solutions that enhance existing approaches to preventing and tackling online CSEA or enable the development of new approaches.
Procedures to enable the timely decommissioning/removal of child sexual abuse material when a company confirms its presence on its service.
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…
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…
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.
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.
Wide and consistent adherence within the technology sector of principles, and subsequent action, for child safety.
Risk and safety assessment across platforms and upstream / downstream providers, in terms of both the risk to children but also for offender management.
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.
Collaborative technology development to identify and investigate online child sexual abuse offenders.
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…
Assessing risks for victim identification, offender targeting and to mitigate against technology infrastructure and broader online risks.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
Publisher: Yoti (Tool)
Executive summary to explain everything you need to know about the new way to prove your age.
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.
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…
Publisher: Phoenix 11 (Media)
Survivors of child sexual abuse material demand action from tech one year after key players support online anti-exploitation principles.
Publisher: Google (Report, Tool)
This report contains data regarding Google’s efforts and resources to combat CSAM on our platform.
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…
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’.
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.
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.
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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.