Specialists Trained To Combat Exploitation of Children

In an effort to support the international community's heightened endeavor to address the growing problem of child safety on the Internet, the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC, http://www.icmec.org/), Interpol (http://www.interpol.int/) and Microsoft Corp. (http://www.microsoft.com/) today launched an international training program for worldwide law enforcement who investigate computer-facilitated crimes against children. ICMEC plans to conduct eight to 10 intensive training programs per year around the globe, the first of which begins today and runs through Dec. 4 in Lyon, France.

The ICMEC training conference is being hosted by and conducted at the headquarters of Interpol, an international police organization with 181 member countries. Titled Conference on Computer-Facilitated Crimes Against Children, the conference brings together worldwide law enforcement representatives for four days of extensive training on investigating online child predators, collecting evidence and computer forensic information, and seeking private industry assistance in child exploitation investigations.

Representatives from 36 countries are expected to attend the training conference: Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Cote d'Ivoire (formerly Ivory Coast), Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Macedonia, Monaco, Namibia, Netherlands, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.

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News source: MS Presspass

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