International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Australia Ltd

28 February 2024

February 28, 2024

New research, legislative movements and AI have been dominating worldwide news over the last two weeks:

  1. NSW Police unearthed an international child abuse ring as part of Strike Force Packer. Nine men have been charged in NSW with more charged in VIC and WA –
  2. Protect Children recently released a new study that surveyed 30,000 active CSAM offenders
  3. The Canadian Government has introduced the Online Harms Act which would establish a Digital Safety Commission and the position of Digital Safety Ombudsperson –
  4. Safety concerns have been raised by the announcement of OpenAI’s highly realistic gen AI tool ‘Sora’
  5. In the US, the Treasury’s FinCEN issued this trend analysis on online CSE and human trafficking
  6. Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s new research found that 70% of respondents are unaware that AI is already being used to abuse children

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