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?

The above is the whole raison d'être of the game-changing European Financial Coalition and the good news is it is soon to become a permanent project under Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). And INHOPE is proud to be one of the founding partners. 
On 27 January 2016, Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) hosted at its headquarters the first meeting of the EFC Programme under its chairmanship. Initially launched in 2012 as a three-year project, the European Financial Coalition against the commercial sexual exploitation of children online has been transformed since October 2015 into a long-term platform of collaboration between law enforcement and key partners in the financial and internet technology – the EFC Programme, hosted and chaired by EC3.
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