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Meet the INHOPE Board, Paraskevi Fragopoulou
Get to know the people behind INHOPE with our board member spotlight.
Why do you think INHOPE is important?
Over the years, INHOPE has evolved into an organisation with global impact and reach. It plays a pivotal role in shaping global policies and is dedicated to one of the most important causes in the digital landscape - the eradication of child sexual abuse and exploitation material. By fighting to put an end to the victimisation of children, INHOPE safeguards their fundamental rights on a global scale.
What do you see as the biggest challenge for INHOPE for the next 2 years?
Expanding globally to bring the INHOPE network to as many countries and continents as possible, operating under various regulatory regimes and being represented by a variety of stakeholders stands out as one of the greatest challenges. Addressing the critical issue of AI-generated CSAM and remaining at the forefront of technological advancements and policy developments adds another dimension of complexity to our mission. Last but not least, INHOPE must take on a pivotal and dynamic role in the newly proposed European CSAM regulation.
Why did you decide to join the INHOPE board?
As a member of the INHOPE network since 2003, I’ve had the opportunity and privilege to witness this great network expanding far beyond our initial expectations. Serving on the board allows me to contribute with my efforts and beliefs to the great values that the INHOPE network represents, the fight against CSAM, the protection of children’s fundamental rights, and the commitment to creating a safe digital world for our children. It is both an honour and a privilege I am committed to pursue.
What would you change about the internet, if you could?
I would aim to establish a global coalition of industry leaders and other stakeholders, in which every participant assumes full responsibility and dedicates their efforts to making the digital world a safer place, free of online child sexual abuse and exploitation material. I foresee INHOPE playing a pivotal role in turning this into reality.
Do you have a vision for the future? If so, what does it look like?
I envision a digital world free of child sexual abuse and exploitation material, where children’s and all peoples’ rights are safeguarded, fostering a culture of mutual respect and trust. It is our duty and responsibility to make the Internet the great place it is meant to be, we owe it to our children and the generations yet to come.
As a member of the INHOPE network since 2003, I’ve had the opportunity and privilege to witness this great network expanding far beyond our initial expectations.'