LIBRA to get objective global insights in CSAM distribution
A unique technique is developed to detect CSAM without downloading or saving the image and without facilitating improper distribution. This is groundbreaking, because it allows for objective insights which can be used to detect and remove CSAM from the internet at an early stage. This way, authorities can also gain immediate insight into the severity of the spread of CSAM in their country. At the same time, victims can be identified sooner, and repeated victimization can be prevented because massive amounts of material can be removed using the automated processes that are already in place.
The tool uses the Remote Analysis technique, which means that hashing of the images takes place remotely - outside the LIBRA server. Only the result of this analysis is sent to LIBRA's server. These scans are thus performed without viewing or storing potentially criminal material. Analysis is done remotely using a serverless function, thereby ensuring that the use of LIBRA's technology falls within the legal frameworks such as the GDPR.
In the first results we gained view of - until recently - unknown hotspots containing a lot of material and tens of thousands of new images and victims (mainly boys) have been detected and automatically removed from the internet.
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