INTERNET INTELLIGENCE COMPANY WEB-IQ JOINS INTERNATIONAL TASKFORCE VGT IN FIGHT AGAINST CHILD ABUSE
Web-IQ has built an Intelligence platform VoyagerOne analysing both the open Internet and the Darknet. After working in Internet businesses for 20 Years, Web-IQ founders saw the increasing harm done by the dark side of the Internet; the growth in Child abuse material on the Web struck them as something that they could take action against. They decided to reach out to Law Enforcement and join forces to help make Cyberspace safer and as a result try to make the world a better place.
Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Chair of the VGT said:
“The joining of this prestigious company represents an added value to the objectives that the VGT endeavors to achieve, including building active partnerships with private sector companies to protect children against online sexual abuse.”
Eldert van Wijngaarden (Web-IQ CEO) talked about joining VGT:
“Behind every image of child abuse online there is a victim; a child being abused by offenders exposing their activities using the Internet. By using our technology to reveal online networks and monitor facts and trends of this phenomenon, Law Enforcement is able to get closer to these offenders. Every offender that is prevented from committing his next offense saves one or more children from abuse. That is what drives us. VGT is a cooperation between Law Enforcement, non-government organisations and private sector partners who share knowledge and resources in order to be more successful. Cooperation is vitally important in fighting this world wide, horrific crime and to be successful in our mutual ambition to save children. That is why we are very enthusiastic about joining VGT. Together we will save more children by using this platform amongst others based on Big Data technology!"
VIRTUAL GLOBAL TASKFORCE: MAKING THE INTERNET SAFER FOR CHILDREN
The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) seeks to build an effective, international partnership of law enforcement agencies, non-government organisations and industry to help protect children from online child abuse and other forms of transnational child sexual exploitation.
The objectives of the VGT are:
- To make the internet a safer place
- To identify, locate and help children at risk
- To hold perpetrators appropriately to account
The VGT logo reaffirms the VGT’s purpose that the child is the key focus of the VGT and the eye is always roaming the internet, across international borders, watching over our children to keep them safe online.