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NetClean Labs | 15/12/2017

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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

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