NEWS 2015

Building a future-ready network | INHOPE members meet in Lisbon

November 09, 2015

INHOPE - The International Association of Internet Hotlines held its second members’ meeting of the year in Lisbon on 3-5 November 2015. Hosted by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), the three-day conference was attended by delegations from over 40 countries. In Portugal and since 2007, Linha Alerta is the reference INHOPE member hotline, which operates across the country and was established under the Safer Internet Project Internet Segura. 

Delegates shared best common practices and discussed most recent initiatives (WePROTECT/ UNICEF Fund), challenges (encryption and anonymisation tools, live-streaming) and trends (more graphic content, younger victims) revolving around the fight against online child sexual abuse. Strong focus was placed on the network’s strategy and vision for the years ahead, as well as integrated projects, including our new technology platform, which deploys image and video fingerprinting and feeds into the INTERPOL victim identification database (ICSE).


Partners from INTERPOL and Google provided key insights as per the threat assessment and operational value of partnerships, not to forget safe search, prevention and deterrence strategies. Other high-level speakers included Dr. Jeremy Prichard, author and senior lecturer in criminology and criminal law at the University of Tasmania. 




For more information about Linha Alerta, click here.

For more information about INTERPOL, Crimes against Children and the ICSE database, click here

As per the partnership between Google and INHOPE, you will find the relevant INHOPE member hotline listed as a trusted partner in the Google Safety Centre. 



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