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Wednesday, September 3 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Dynamic Coalition on Child Online Safety: 'Disrupting and reducing the availability of child sex abuse materials on the Internet - How can technology help?'

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Today, there seems to be more child abuse materials being circulated online than ever before. Whatever we have been doing up to now to get these images (stills, videos and live streaming) off the Internet has not been working well enough. Emerging forms of abuse involve one-time live streaming transmission of sexual abuse of children. Peer2Peer environments have superseded the web and other online environments as the major source of child abuse materials and the emergence of anonymous or hard to trace forms of electronic payment such as virtual currencies, appear to be online a new growth in commercial traffic in child abuse material.
Although there is clearly an important agenda which seeks to address the underlying causes of the child abuse depicted in all kinds of images, as well as a need to improve the speed with which law enforcement can identify victims in real life, rescue them, then pass them on to appropriate care or help agencies to aid their recovery, another key part of the challenge involves seeking to disrupt and reduce the traffic in child abuse images to the largest extent possible.
Given the volumes involved it is self-evident that technical solutions will play an increasingly important part in this struggle. Microsoft has produced PhotoDNA to deal with still images. Google is working on a similar product for videos. Other companies are working on or have developed similar or complementary measures. Google and Microsoft have both taken steps to reduce the potential for their search engines to be abused by those with sexual interests in children. "Splash pages" are now being deployed to discourage certain types of users from using search engines to locate child abuse materials.
This meeting of the Dynamic Coalition will look critically at the array of technical tools now being used in the fight against online child abuse material. How well are the tools working and, crucially, how widely are they being deployed? What more can be done to encourage wider take up? Is the Financial Services industry doing enough to interdict the abuse of their systems in relation to commercial exchanges?
We will organize a round table followed by an open discussion with the audience/members.

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Marie Laure Lemineur

Deputy Executive Director for Programmes, ECPAT International


Stuart Aston

Stuart has been with Microsoft since 1998 and is the Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft in the UK. Before his role as CSA he has worked as strategy consultant to a variety of UK Government customers, mostly within the defence arena and run a number of Government Programs with the... Read More →

John Carr

John Carr is one of the world’s leading authorities on children's and young people’s use of the internet and associated new technologies. He is the Senior Technical Adviser to ECPAT International.John is or has been a Senior Expert Adviser to the United Nations (International... Read More →

Amy Crocker

Hotline Development Coordinator, INHOPE Foundation
Amy Crocker is the Hotline Development Coordinator for INHOPE - The International Association of Internet Hotlines - and its charitable arm the INHOPE Foundation, which together represent a collaborative network of 51 hotlines in 45 countries dedicated to removing Child Sexual Abuse... Read More →

Preetam Maloor

Preetam Maloor is a Strategy And Policy Advisor in the Corporate Strategy Division of the ITU General Secretariat and an expert on international Internet-related public policy matters.   He holds Masters degrees in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, College Station, and... Read More →
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Marco Pancini

Senior Policy Counsel, Google
Marco Pancini was born in Rome in May 1972. After his studies in Law, Marco started his professional career as part of the start-up project of iBazar, the first on line auction web site in Europe, and then he joined eBay, when iBazar was acquired. From 2002 to 2007 Marco was Head... Read More →

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Wednesday September 3, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm EEST
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