Missing Children Europe is excited to invite you to the online Symposium “Child Safety First: multi-stakeholder approaches to fight against online child sexual abuse”.

9th March 2021, 14.30 – 17.00

In the light of the European Commission’s initiative to propose new Legislation to tackle child sexual abuse online effectively, as announced in the 2020 EU Strategy for a more effective fight against child sexual abuse, the symposium will provide:

1) Knowledge sharing about the existing technology to uncover child sexual abuse and grooming online;

2) Discussion on long term solutions to fight child abuse online while keeping children’s’ privacy and safety a top priority.

Draft Agenda

14.30 Welcome and introductory remarks
Missing Children Europe

14.45 Current EU situation on reporting child sexual abuse and grooming online, and the victims’ perspective
Denton Howard, INHOPE
Karl Hopwood, INSAFE
Amy Crocker and John Carr, ECPAT
Discussion (20 min)

15.35 Break

15.45 Insights on technology contributing to detection of online abuse and threats for children, and on the safeguards needed to protect children, their privacy and user privacy.
Emily Cashman Kirstein, Thorn
Catherine Tabak, Cybertip.ca, Canadian centre for child protection inc.
Hany Farid, developer of PhotoDNA, University of California
Mallory Knodel, Centre for Democracy and Technology
Discussion (20 min)

16.45 Conclusions
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