May 30th, 2022, 9am PST (Vancouver, BC): GeoComply has launched ‘Hacking Child Protection’, a global TechSprint in collaboration with Child Rescue Coalition. The entirely virtual event is aimed at driving innovation and encouraging creative solutions to protect children online.
Through Hacking Child Protection, GeoComply and Child Rescue Coalition seek to address core technical challenges in investigating online child sexual exploitation (OCSE) offenders.
GeoComply has opened registration for Hacking Child Protection which is structured as follows:
- GeoComply is hosting the TechSprint to bring the technology community together in building solutions for the Child Rescue Coalition.
- The TechSprint centres around two core technical challenges in investigating OCSE offenders.
Interested teams of 2-5 people will have four weeks to submit written proposals to address one of the challenges included in the brief.
- Six teams will be selected to develop their solutions over a two week period, with support and mentorship from both GeoComply and Child Rescue Coalition.
- The event culminates in a live-streamed ‘Demo Day’ event whereby shortlisted teams will pitch their solutions to a panel of judges and a live, global audience.
- Solutions will be judged by Anna Sainsbury, GeoComply CEO, William Wiltse, Child Rescue Coalition President, and Glen Pounder, Child Rescue Coalition VP Impact.
- GeoComply is offering a total of $10,000 in cash prizes to the top three teams.
“We are thrilled to be launching this important event with our valued partner, Child Rescue Coalition,” says Anna Sainsbury, Co-Founder and CEO of GeoComply. “With 29.3 million reports of suspected online child exploitation last year, it’s imperative that the technology community comes together to get in front of this critical issue. Technology is central to creating a safer internet, so I encourage anyone with a passion for building solutions that will change lives, to get involved in Hacking Child Protection.”
GeoComply works closely with the Child Rescue Coalition on leveraging technology to protect children and combat online predators.
“Hacking Child Protection is an opportunity to address core technical challenges to investigating online child sexual exploitation,” says William Wiltse, President of Child Rescue Coalition. “We are grateful to GeoComply for bringing the technology community together to aid in the prosecution of criminals and protect the innocence of children.”
Read more about Hacking Child Protection and register here.
Today’s announcement underscores GeoComply and Child Rescue Coalitions’ mutual commitment to advancing child safety.
Founded in 2011, GeoComply provides fraud prevention and cybersecurity solutions that detect location fraud and help verify a user’s true digital identity. GeoComply is dedicated to harnessing our resources to protect children, support law enforcement and enhance internet safety. Through collaboration with nonprofit, public and private sector partners, GeoComply is passionate about helping the fight of online child exploitation.
The company’s software is installed on over 400 million devices worldwide and analyzes over 4 billion transactions a year, placing GeoComply in a unique position to identify and counter both current and newly emerging fraud threats. Proven and refined over 10 years of development, GeoComply’s solutions incorporate location, device and identity intelligence along with advanced machine learning to detect and flag fraudulent activity. By integrating GeoComply’s solutions into their processes and risk engines, organizations are able to identify fraud earlier in a user’s engagement, better establish their true digital identity and instill confidence in every online interaction.
For more information about GeoComply, please visit GeoComply’s website.
About Child Rescue Coalition:
Child Rescue Coalition (CRC) is a nonprofit organization that rescues children from sexual abuse by building technology for law enforcement, free of charge, to track, arrest and prosecute child predators. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, CRC developed powerful technology, which has been a significant tool for law enforcement agencies around the globe. CRC technology has improved the success rates of investigators and policing operations in the ongoing pursuit to identify, apprehend and convict individuals and networks associated with child sexual exploitation.
For more information about Child Rescue Coalition, please visit Child Rescue Coalition website.
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