Join the INHOPE Summit 2020!

Discover how INHOPE supports its global network of hotlines, provides a technological infrastructure, and advocates for change. Join the INHOPE Summit 2020, taking place online on Tuesday, 22 and Wednesday, 23 September 2020.

The third annual INHOPE Summit is centered around how we all have a role in the fight against child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The sessions will feature a multitude of stakeholders - national and international telecommunications companies and internet, tech and other industry, a variety of global brands, as well as international law enforcement agencies (LEA) and other stakeholders including tech specialists, policy experts, company leaders and decision makers, CSR and sustainable development lead - who will each explain how they contribute to the fight against CSAM in their own ways.

Accordingly, some sessions will be dedicated to the work of INHOPE hotlines analysts, through the exploration of past cases – such as "The victim is at the center of everything we do: an analyst's account of past cases" by Lindsey Olson and Michelle DeLaune from the US National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Other sessions will provide technology demonstrations to show how together we can fight crime in the 21st century. In particular, Jos Flury from ZiuZ and Kalina Zografska from INHOPE will present some technologies which are already widely used in the network: ICCAM*, Reportbox** and AviaTor***. Kay Firth-Butterfield from the World Economic Forum will also discuss how Artificial Intelligence (AI) contributes to the fight against CSAM more generally.

Industry members will also talk about the role they play in the fight against CSAM – such as Jacqueline Beauchere, who will represent Microsoft, Almudena Lara from Google, Evan Anderson from Twitter and David Miles from Facebook. The role of laws and policies will also be brought up, with a talk hosted by Cathal Delaney from Europol.

Participants will also be discussing what is next in the fight against the circulation of CSAM online, such as the changes pertaining to the mobile industry – a session which will be hosted by Mats Granryd from GSMA.

For more information, including registration details, visit the INHOPE website and view the full conference agenda.

*ICCAM is INHOPE's secure software solution to collect, exchange and categorise reports of child sexual abuse material. ICCAM is used by INHOPE hotlines in different jurisdictions (countries) and INTERPOL. The name ICCAM is derived from the phrase "I see child abuse material".

**The primary aim for the INHOPE ReportBox service is to be the stepping-stone for starting hotlines that currently don't have the resources or level of operation to participate in the ICCAM program. It will allow these hotlines to have forms on their websites to interact with the public, without the hassle of having to create, operate, manage and maintain the back-end systems.

***AviaTor stands for Augmented Visual Intelligence and Targeted Online Research. The tool has been developed as a prioritisation tool for NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) reports to help law enforcement authorities to swiftly identify children in danger.


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