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NetClean Labs | 14/11/2018

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Putting the offender in focus – The NetClean Report 2017

29/11/2017 |

I am proud this week to announce the release of NetClean’s third report on child sexual abuse crime. Like previous years the report consists of data gathered from police officers across the world, with additional comments by expert professionals working … Read More

The newest trends in child sexual abuse investigations – from encryption to live-streaming

22/11/2017 |

The police officers who participated in the survey which formed the NetClean 2016 Report, highlighted a number of the challenges they face whilst working on child sexual abuse cases. Encryption, anonymisation technologies, live-streaming and “deleters” are the four areas that … Read More

Illegal images of child sexual abuse can be found on any device

20/11/2017 |

It can be surprising to learn that more than two thirds, 70 per cent, of the police officers that responded to the NetClean 2016 Report, reported working on cases that involved child sexual abuse material found on work computers during … Read More

Collaboration and innovative technology make real change – #skillnadpåriktigt 2017

31/10/2017 |

Our third annual conference #skillnadpåriktigt, which means ‘making a real difference’, was recently held in Stockholm. This year NetClean arranged it together with ECPAT Sweden, who lent their expert knowledge of child sexual abuse and trafficking to the event. I’m … Read More

Putting Victim Identification first

27/10/2017 |

In the survey which served as the basis for the NetClean 2016 Report, eighty per cent of the police officers questioned said that they or their department work with victim identification. This was also clearly illustrated by the fact that … Read More

Police officers are becoming better equipped to handle child sexual abuse investigations

26/09/2017 |

In the NetClean Report 2016, 91.8 per cent of police officers surveyed said that they feel better prepared to handle child sexual abuse investigations this year, compared to the previous year.

 

 

One of the reasons for this positive … Read More

Darknet or the open web – where is child sexual abuse material shared?

13/09/2017 |

When asked the question ‘which methods are most commonly used to share and distribute child sexual abuse material?’ ninety per cent of the police officers who responded to the survey that formed the NetClean Report 2016, answered P2P/file sharing. File … Read More

Efforts to stop child sexual abuse material – a hygiene factor

04/09/2017 |

Several Internet Service Providers have committed to blocking websites on the open internet that are known to contain child sexual abuse material. In Sweden, there is a collaboration between the Internet Service Providers and the Swedish Police to reinforce this.

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Investigations with terabytes of data and millions of images

07/08/2017 |

The amount of material that law enforcement has to deal with continues to increase. Exactly how large the investigations and cases have become is difficult to say, but the NetClean Report 2016 included some examples. At the most extreme end, … Read More

Increased awareness of the female offender

25/07/2017 |

Female offenders are rare, but they do exist. Nearly half of the respondents in the NetClean 2016 Report, 47.5 per cent, said that they worked on cases involving female offenders during 2015. However, the vast majority of the police officers … Read More

Child Sexual Abuse can be found everywhere on the net – social media is no exception

15/07/2017 |

When looking at Social Media, the increasing number of platforms have also led to an increase in child sexual abuse material being shared using these spaces. In fact, more than a third of the police officers surveyed in our NetClean … Read More

Can a growing problem be a positive?

29/06/2017 |

NetClean’s recent research showed that law enforcement across the world is dealing with an increasing volume of child sexual abuse. In fact, a staggering 74.6 percent of the officers surveyed said that their workload has increased in the last year.

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The myth of child sexual abuse happening ‘somewhere else’

08/06/2017 |

There is a common misconception that the children in child sexual abuse material are primarily from Asia. However, our recent survey (NetClean Report 2016) show that the material that the police handle in their investigations primarily feature children from Europe and … Read More

The myth of the harmless hands-off offender

27/04/2017 |

Why is it so important to fight child sexual abuse material? Is it not just a picture, and does it really matter if someone looks at an image?

There are several reasons why it matters. Each image or video is … Read More

The future is here / The Internet of Things

05/04/2017 |

Recently our CTO Mattias Shamlo and I attended CeBit, the world’s biggest event for Global Digital Business, where we had the opportunity to look at emerging trends and do some thinking around what they will mean for our industry.

The … Read More

New report highlights importance of fighting child sexual abuse material

13/03/2017 |

New report highlights how important the fight against the dissemination of child sexual abuse material really is. A new study*, published in Sweden this February, reveals that children suffer just as much, if not more, from sexual abuse that happens … Read More