HOTLINES

INHOPE is the International Association of Internet Hotlines. It is an active and collaborative network of 51 hotlines in 45 countries worldwide, dealing with illegal content online and committed to stamping out child sexual abuse from the internet.

Within the structure of European Safer Internet Centres, INHOPE Hotlines offer the public a way of anonymously reporting internet material, including child sexual abuse material (CSAM), they suspect to be illegal. The Hotline will ensure that the matter is investigated and if found to be illegal the information will be passed to the relevant Law Enforcement Agency and in many cases the internet service provider (ISP) hosting the content.
 
On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to the work of Hotlines.
 
For further information on the work of INHOPE, or to report illegal content online, visit the INHOPE website direct.

ICMEC publishes new report

INHOPE's partners and friends at ICMEC (international Centre for Missing & Exploited Children) recently issued the 8th edition of their report Child Pornography: Model Legislation and Global Review
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New study by INHOPE's Canadian member sheds light on severity of child sexual abuse images

A new study by INHOPE's member the Canadian Centre for Child Protection reinforces concerns regarding the scope and severity of child sexual abuse imagery and underscores the need for additional solutions.

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European Financial Coalition soon to become permanent project under Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)

How do we collectively disrupt the business model behind child sexual exploitation? And for payment services and law enforcement, how to track the financial flows in indecent profits and all together prevent children from being used as commodities?

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New Head of Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)

As of 18 January 2016, Mr Steven Wilson has taken his duties as the new Head of Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3).

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Remember The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo?

Internationally-acclaimed actress Noomi Rapace is INHOPE member ECPAT Sweden's new Goodwill Ambassador. 

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CSAM | A terminology note

Words matter. What are we talking about? Serious crime, serious definition, INHOPE's partners at INTERPOL rightly say. 
 
 
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Building a future-ready network | INHOPE members meet in Lisbon

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. 

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INHOPE supports global call to fight online child sexual abuse and exploitation

On Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 November 2015, a year on from UK Prime Minister David Cameron's undertaking to ensure all governments work hand in hand to combat online child sexual abuse material (CSAM) through the WePROTECT initiative, representatives from 51 governments, law enforcement, the non-profit sector and industry convened in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Hotlines gather at the INHOPE Annual General Assembly

INHOPE's Annual General Assembly met on 4 June 2015 at Europol's headquarters in the Hague, the Netherlands. INHOPE's meetings around the AGM were planned to coincide with Europol's Annual Expert's Meeting on combatting Child Sexual Exploitation, to provide another opportunity – because this meeting marked the second time INHOPE and Europol have collaborated successfully - for INHOPE hotlines and law enforcement to strengthen relationships, share best practice and look at how to best engage and collaborate through a multi-stakeholder approach in the area of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), at technological, practical, awareness-raising, preventative and policy levels.

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