NEWS 2014

INHOPE announces new Advisory Board

July 03, 2014

INHOPE – The International Association of Internet Hotlines has named initial members to its new Advisory Board which will serve the non-governmental organisation in its mission to respond to reports of illegal content online and help deliver on its commitment to stamp out child sexual abuse from the Internet.

The new Advisory Board which will convene in mid-September will “help establish INHOPE as a world-leading and trusted body for hotlines such as future-proofing INHOPE beyond 2015 by positioning the Association as relevant, effective and accountable in its global mission (...)“, said Executive Director Russell Chadwick.

Online child sexual exploitation is likely to rise in the coming years, with ever-increasing Internet adoption rates globally. Through its Advisory Board, INHOPE will be using a multi-stakeholder approach and engaging with high-level experts from academia, industry, law enforcement and civil society, “giving INHOPE access to a broader pool of talent and ultimately strengthening the governance of the organisation and enhancing its strategic foresight in this fast-moving world.“

Nine representatives have been hand-picked for their knowledge, dedication to a safer world for children and ability to ensure growth in their own businesses and respective organisations. From law enforcement, high-tech giants to renowned child rights advocates, they will all bring a wide depth of expertise, while providing INHOPE with future-oriented advice and a fresh 360˚ view on threats, challenges and opportunities.

 The representatives include, by alphabetical order:


Vic Baines, Trust and Safety EMEA, Facebook
Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft
John Carr, Senior Expert Adviser, ECPAT International
Sabine Frank, Policy Counsel, Google
Paul Gillen, Head of Operations, European Cybercrime Centre, EUROPOL
Del Harvey, Head of Safety, Twitter
Lars Lööf, Psychologist on risk prevention and trauma
Michael Moran, Assistant Director, Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Sub-Directorate, Interpol

Lynette Owens, Global Director, Internet Safety for Kids & Families, TrendMicro

 

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