The single most important reason for protecting the IT environment and IT equipment from child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is, according to the businesses interviewed for the NetClean Report – COVID-19 Impact 2020, informed by a desire to operate ethically. In this case to safeguard and protect children.
- Apr302021Guest Writer
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how law enforcement work, and in some cases also law enforcement and judicial capacity across the world. There has been a temporary reduction in use of the INTERPOL International Child Sexual Exploitations (ICSE) database, and data shows an increase in the amount of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) consumed and circulated.
- Apr272021Guest Writer
- Apr212021Guest Writer
There will be a lag in the data that shows the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child sexual abuse (CSA) crime. However, what we see is that all indicators point to that CSA has increased during the pandemic.
- Apr142021Guest Writer
It is not unreasonable to think that with more adults spending more time at home, these activities would increase. However, from what we can tell now, the COVID-19 pandemic has not resulted in an accelerated and unexpected increase of neither CSAM nor other CSA crimes in Sweden.
- Apr082021Guest Writer
For perpetrators, the COVID-19 pandemic is like a perfect storm. Lockdowns have had a major impact on both children and adults as they have spent more time online, and the result has been a dramatic increase of online child sexual abuse crime.
- Apr062021Guest Writer
We always see an annual increase in reports, but this increase is bigger than expected, and I’m convinced that it is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. I think offenders see an opportunity with distracted parents and more children online.
- Mar252021Guest Writer
Sustainability starts with a moral imperative, but even more so a business imperative, and a leadership vision that is based on wanting to change the world and the company to be a force for good. This sustainability thinking must penetrate all levels of the organisation, and it must be reliably informed by the challenges we face today.
- Mar232021Guest Writer
Much of the data and responses that we got from the surveyed police officers in this year’s NetClean Report, show worrying tendencies. The results indicate a considerable impact on online CSA crime and the amount of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) available online.
- Mar162021Guest Writer
We have had a number of concerns during this pandemic, but we won’t know the outcome of these until sometime in the future. There is a potential increase in victimisation, both online and offline.
While interviewing companies for the Business Insight section of the NetClean Report, we addressed the realities of working in a pandemic and what the sudden and major shift to remote working entails in terms of IT security and Ethics & Compliance.
- Feb222021Anna Borgström
I was very pleased, but slightly surprised, when reading through the interviews for this part of the NetClean Report. I was expecting more diverse answers from the participants, who represent different departments in different companies..
The ‘NetClean Report – COVID-19 Impact 2020’ shows that the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global increase in online child sexual abuse crime, and has affected law enforcement’s capacity to investigate these types of crimes.
Businesses are taking a stand, pointing out that their primary reason for installing software to detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM) comes from a desire to act ethically and to help safeguard and protect children.
- Dec102020Anna Borgström
SKF is a global company that views sustainability as a business enabler, and as a pre-requisite for the company’s future. They put children at the heart of their sustainability framework, and view that work as integral to all their operations.
- Dec042020Anna Borgström
When investigating online crime, key intelligence is often found by tracing money transactions. Banks and financial institutions can therefore play an important part in combatting online child sexual abuse crime by monitoring transactions and by ensuring that they understand the crime.
- Nov242020Anna Borgström
- Nov122020Anna Borgström
- Nov022020Anna Borgström
With one eye on the current trends and one eye on the future, we shaped this year’s Brighthood conference around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 16.2, which aims to end all forms of abuse, exploitation and violence against children.
- Oct232020Guest Writer
This is the conundrum that we are dealing with – technology is making our jobs more difficult and informing us at the same time. The law enforcement community needs to adopt to these challenges, and we need to be willing to try to learn new technology.
- Oct152020Anna Borgström
Our focus this year was on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 16.2, and the fact that we have entered a decade of action. We have less than ten years to scale up and galvanise more support for increased and sustained action to meet these goals.
- Sep212020Anna Borgström
- Aug282020Guest Writer
- Jul282020Guest Writer
Child sexual abuse material is today stored on all possible devices and shared in all sorts of fora on the internet. The nature of sharing information follows the development of technology which throws up new challenges for law enforcement.