US, EU push 'global alliance' against online paedophilia

Jun 21, 2012
EU home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem gives a press conference on June 19 in Brussels. The European Union and the United States called on the rest of world Thursday to join them in a "global alliance" to combat child sex abuse on the Internet and track down paedophiles.

The European Union and the United States called on the rest of world Thursday to join them in a "global alliance" to combat child sex abuse on the Internet and track down paedophiles.

The initiative aims to boost efforts to identify and protect victims, cut down on child pornography available on the Internet and strengthen efforts to find and prosecute paedophiles, the said.

"There is ... a need for more action worldwide," EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said in a statement calling for the formation of a "Global Alliance against Online."

"The EU and the US have taken the lead in designing the alliance, and plan to invite states around the world to join," she said.

The US-EU agreement was reached at a ministerial meeting in that was attended by Malmstroem, US Attorney General Eric Holder and the justice ministers of Denmark and Cyprus.

The US and the EU plan to formally launch the global alliance in December.

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Corban
3 / 5 (2) Jun 21, 2012
This is ridiculous. The only purpose for such self-evident posturing is to acquire the tools for tangential purposes, while the ostensible causes fall to the wayside. Next person to invoke grandma, children, or apple pie in their next bill gets timeout.
Vendicar_Decarian
1 / 5 (1) Jun 21, 2012
I don't think these people have heard of the term "encryption" or how it works.

Hephaestus
not rated yet Jun 23, 2012
This is nothing more than Eric Holder whose staff is ex RIAA, pushing the agenda of the record labels and movie studios.

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