NetClean, a company offering technical solutions in order to stop the spread of child sexual abuse content, has through a recently signed contract gained access to INTERPOL's web address list containing this type of material. The list is now going to be used in NetClean WhiteBox - a solution intended for Internet Service Providers, blocking web addresses with child sexual abuse content.
INTERPOL's unit for trafficking and sexual exploitation of children, together with the organisation's regional offices and international police authorities, is responsible for ensuring that the list of relevant web addresses is kept up to date and extended. This is conducted in compliance with criteria developed in collaboration with CIRCAMP- the COSPOL*.
- INTERPOL engages with the private sector to better protect victims of child sexual exploitation on the Internet. The use of the INTERPOL list in NetClean WhiteBox is a part of INTERPOL's preventative work against distribution of child sexual abuse material. The INTERPOL list will then be available in diverse parts of the world, where it is both needed and at times difficult to facilitate without the help of NetClean, says Bjørn-Erik Ludvigsen Criminal Intelligence Officer, Trafficking in Human Beings Sub-Directorate, O.I.P.C. – INTERPOL.
NetClean has always had close relationships with police authorities all over the world to ensure that NetClean's solutions maintain a high level of proficiency. The products indentify and stop only those images and videos that the police have already classified as child sexual abuse content.
- We are very pleased with our collaboration with INTERPOL, which of course is very important to NetClean as a company. NetClean WhiteBox in particular will become an even more dependable solution as the result of utilising the address list. Many Internet Service Providers all over the world are already using WhiteBox to prevent the spread of child sexual abuse content. Our hope is that even more will choose to make a difference, says Christian Sjöberg, CEO of NetClean.
* COSPOL- CIRCAMP (Comprehensive Operational Strategic Planning for the Police - Internet Related Child Abusive Material Project). COSPOL was initiated by the EU's Police Chief Task Force (PCTF), whose job it is to initiate and coordinate the member states' fight against serious organised crime and which is intended to function as a multilateral instrument for operational law enforcement agencies within the EU. CIRCAMP is one of a number of projects within COSPOL.
For more information, contact
Christian Sjöberg, CEO
Tel: +46 703-37 02 03
Fredrik Frejme, dep. Marketing manager
Tel: +46 705-29 49 38
NetClean in brief
NetClean is a world leader in technical solutions for preventing the spread of child sexual abuse material. The products are developed in cooperation with police authorities, and NetClean's proactive solutions are employed by millions of users. The company's client portfolio includes, among others, small to multi-national companies, authorities, Internet providers and police services. For more information: www.netclean.com
NetClean WhiteBox in brief
NetClean WhiteBox is a powerful tool for Internet Service Providers (ISP) designed to block access to Web sites that contain/distribute known child sexual abuse material. Access can be blocked across whole network or segments of a network using BGP routing and URL filtering. NetClean WhiteBox is highly scalable from small to large international carriers and easily deployed and managed. For more information: www.netclean.com
INTERPOL in brief
The International Criminal Police Organisation, Interpol, incorporates 187 countries and is the largest international police organisation in the world. Interpol operations entail that the member states cooperate within the field of criminal police investigations, primarily with crimes indictable under penal codes. The cooperation is carried out within the framework for the respective penal codes of the member states. The Interpol headquarters is situated in Lyon, France, and each member state has a national office, which is the established contact point for the Secretariat General, the regional offices and the member states. Visit the Interpol website for more information: www.interpol.int.