The new body will strengthen cooperation with other countries in the fight against child sexual abuse in the web and ensure that victims are given assistance, support and protection, and reduce access and content of this kind available on the web.
It also seeks to identify and prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes, said from Copenhagen U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Commissioner of Internal Affairs, Cecilia Malmström.
Global Alliance also aims to raise awareness of the hazards for children on the Internet and accountability in its use and the risk of uploading photos taken by the children themselves to social networks like Facebook.
New instance acknowledged that the fight against child pornography on the Internet is becoming more complex as international networks are using sophisticated technologies and security protocols to avoid being identified.
Malmström defended the need to “move beyond mere statements of principle and concrete improvements at national level” in the fight against these “outrageous crimes” posed by child pornography on the net, which means greater international collaboration because “it is difficult to find a case of sexual abuse of minors on the Internet that does not involve criminals, victims or infrastructure in third countries.”
While I applaud the move, I feel this can thread into privacy concern for internet users, specially knowing that the U.S wants to put tabs on all citizens.