Child sexual abuse material is found on work computers in both the private and public sector

As the numbers in insight six show, people search for child sexual abuse material at any given time during the day and night, even during working hours.

That work computers are used to handle child sexual abuse material is confirmed by NetClean’s customers. Experience shows us that more than one in a thousand employees handles child sexual abuse material on their work computer.

Although the majority of all child sexual abuse material investigated by the police is stored on private devices, police officers participating in the survey also confirmed finding material on work computers.

More than two thirds, 70 per cent, of the respondents reported working on cases that involved child sexual abuse material found on work computers during the last year.

Almost half of the respondents, 4.7 per cent, said that they worked on investigations where they found child sexual abuse material on computers in the public sector.

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More than 80 cases of child sexual abuse in Sweden every year
Christian Berg, CEO and founder NetClean

The majority of child sexual abuse material that law enforcement finds in within investigations is stored on…

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Ten important insights from the Netclean Report 2016

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A growing problem – but not all negative
A growing problem – but not all negative

74.6 per cent of the police officers surveyed reported that their work load has become more demanding in the last…

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Investigations with terabytes of data and millions of images
Investigations with terabytes of data and millions of images

The investigations and cases that law enforcement is dealing with continues to increase.

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The victims are primarily from Europe and North America
The victims are primarily from Europe and North America

There is a common misconception that the children in child sexual abuse material are primarily from Asia.

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File sharing is the most common method of distributing child sexual abuse material
File sharing is the most common method of distributing child sexual abuse material

P2P is not only the most common way to share material, it is also where the majority of the material…

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Social media is used to share child sexual abuse material
Social media is used to share child sexual abuse material

As the use of social media continues to increase in society, the problem of child sexual abuse material being distributed…

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500,000 searches for websites showcasing child sexual abuse material every month
500,000 searches for websites showcasing child sexual abuse material every month

To help tackle this, several Internet Service Providers have committed to blocking websites on the open internet that are known…

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Child sexual abuse material is found on work computers in both the private and public sector
Child sexual abuse material is found on work computers in both the private and public sector

That work computers are used to handle child sexual abuse material is confirmed by NetClean’s customers.

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Major challenges: encryption, anonymisation technologies, live-streaming and ”deleters”
Major challenges: encryption, anonymisation technologies, live-streaming and ”deleters”

The police officers in the survey highlighted a number of the challenges the face whilst working on child sexual abuse…

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Increased awareness of female offenders
Increased awareness of female offenders

Female offenders are rare, but they do exist. Nearly half of the respondents in the survey, 47.5 per cent, said…

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Increased focus on identifying and saving children
Increased focus on identifying and saving children

Almost two-thirds, 65.2 per cent, of police officers in the study reported that they, as part of their daily work…