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NetClean Labs | 24/10/2017

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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

Doing business the right way

03/02/2017 |

In January, Interpol announced that they have identified 10,000 child victims of online sexual abuse in their International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) image database.

In the interviews that followed the publication of the data, Mick Moran, Head of Vulnerable Communities … Read More

How can businesses help prevent the sexual exploitation of children online?

17/01/2017 |

That will be discussed at World Economic Forum in Davos, starting today. Ericsson is one of the driving forces behind the issue, co-hosting an event on the subject together with the UN Foundation.

In a blog on the World Economic … Read More

The NetClean Report 2016 – a unique insight into the fight against online Child Sexual Abuse.

20/12/2016 |

In this, my last blog for NetClean, I want to highlight the recent NetClean report (2016). It is a unique report involving 360 police officers from 26 countries who answered questions and shared insights into their work. The collated responses … Read More

Together we can ‘make a difference’

01/11/2016 |

At the beginning of the month we hosted our second annual event to discuss how we can better collaborate to tackle industry wide issues surrounding child sexual exploitation.

NetClean welcomed an unusally wide spectrum of audiences for this issue, with … Read More

Sustainable brands don’t stop at the environment 

12/10/2016 |

Last week I had the pleasure of taking part in a panel event at Copenhagen’s Sustainable Brands event to talk with industry peers about how companies can help interrupt and end the demand for commercial child sexual exploitation. This included discussions … Read More

NSPCC raises concerns over online image sharing 

17/08/2016 |

The rise of social media channels has normalised image sharing online. In fact, The NetClean Report suggests that more self-produced material of a sexual nature is being shared on social media networks than ever before. This week the NSPCC revealed findings that … Read More

Unearthing the web – the good, the bad and the ugly

03/08/2016 |

Technical advances have unreservedly transformed our lives. Technology has changed the way we communicate, travel, learn and even find love. The internet alone has given rise to a worldwide community and a forum for the mass exchange of information.  It’s … Read More

‘End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children’

18/07/2016 |

Every year, in the first week of July, the major political event – Almedalen Week – takes place in Sweden.

This is a time when political parties gather together with key decision makers, NGO’s and public sector organisations to take … Read More

Child sexual offenders hide behind anonymisation technologies

06/07/2016 |

Anonymisation technologies continue to be a crucial challenge for police and digital investigators when it comes to identifying offenders who have produced and circulated child sexual abuse material.

In our global research of 368 police officers, six in 10 said … Read More

A society in the dark

30/06/2016 |

Last week, the NSPCC released its annual ‘How safe are our children? 2016’ report. The report suggests that the Internet used in eight cases of child sex abuse every day. However, we feel that this latest number from the NSPCC … Read More

Child Sexual Abuse Crime – the real insider threat touching all pockets of today’s business

15/06/2016 |

Often ‘insider threats’ are thought of as the typically unwitting evasion of security protocols by employees taking steps to improve productivity. This can be anything from storing private data using Dropbox or forwarding confidential details to a personal email account, … Read More