Not Just A Picture Conference. 15 th – 16 th September 2010 Concert Noble, Brussels. JIM GAMBLE, QPM CHIEF EXECUTIVE. European Financial Coalition. Rob Wainwright Director - Europol Not Just a Picture Conference: Concert Noble, Brussels. European Financial Coalition Valerie Dias
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Not Just A Picture Conference 15th – 16th September 2010 Concert Noble, Brussels
JIM GAMBLE, QPM CHIEF EXECUTIVE
European Financial Coalition Rob Wainwright Director - Europol Not Just a Picture Conference: Concert Noble, Brussels
European Financial Coalition Valerie Dias Chief Risk and Compliance Officer Visa Europe For Visa Internal Use Only
EFC PROGRESS REPORT JIM WARNOCK EFC CHAIR (CEOP)
EFC AIMS • To support pan-European police operations focused on the commercial distribution of child abuse images, with cross-sector solutions targeting in particular the electronic payment systems used to purchase such material on the internet
EFC OBJECTIVES • Encourage co-operation and co-ordination between sectors across Europe • Gather and analyse intelligence on commercial websites • Prevent by means of education, dissemination of best practice • Reduce/eradicate supply by means of enforcement, disruption and confiscation
KEY DELIVERABLES • Key deliverables met - Strategic Assessment produced - Financial Best Practice produced - Three plenary sessions held - Website developed and active - Final conference being held
MEMBERSHIP • Steering Group • 30 current members • Range of sectors • Continually seeking to strengthen the Coalition with additional membership
INTELLIGENCE PICTURE • Strategic Assessment has been produced • Brings greater understanding to the issue • Key findings will be discussed this afternoon • Panel session will follow • Need to build upon this initial assessment
WORKING GROUPS • Law Enforcement • Payments Industry • Legal • Internet & Technology • Awareness Raising
BEST PRACTICE • From the payments industry • Investigative guidance to law enforcement agencies (not available as a public document)
WHAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE • Quality of membership • Develop better understanding of motivations • Implementing disruption strategies • Effective cross-sector training to complement best practice • Co-ordination of international law enforcement activity
CONCLUSION • The EFC has completed on the key deliverables agreed under the contract • Has also developed other areas such as law enforcement best practice and technology solutions • Potential to develop a network providing a greater European coordinated focus on child protection
THE INTELLIGENCE PICTURE GIUSEPPE GILIBERTI SECONDED NATIONAL EXPERT EUROPOL
THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM • The US Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography (FCACP) reported a 50% decrease in the past year of reported commercial abuse websites • The US Treasury has also reported a significant reduction in the money flow from child abuse images • FACS analysis shows a 78% decrease in traditional commercial CAI sites
THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM An independent expert company were asked to analyse its database of previously flagged sites suspected of linking to child abuse images.
THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM Extending the analysis over a longer period, commercial sites providing C.A.I. are showing a significant decrease across ´A´ sites
THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM The adverts and banners for C.A.I. web sites have also decreased quite dramatically
THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM This suggests commercial sites and advertisements for them are significantly decreasing from their peak in 2008 • Images being readily available at no cost • Development of new technologies • Law enforcement action • Media attention
THE DISTRIBUTORS Websites organisers and criminals operating commercial websites
THE DISTRIBUTORS Subscription costs are normally given in US dollars, and the price has increased from approximately $29.99 a month, to generally closer to or over $100 a month.
THE IMAGES Contemporary images appear on commercial C.A.I. websites. Historic images, often well known to law enforcement. Distributers are not responsible for the production.
CUSTOMERS & PURCHASERS Why someone would spend money buying child abuse images when free images are available on different channels ?
FINANCIAL PROCESSES It must be remembered these are the advertised payment methods and an attempt to actually use those methods may re-direct to alternative payment systems
Giuseppe Giliberti Seconded National Expert from Italy Europol - Criminal Finances and Technology Unit firstname.lastname@example.org
PANEL MEMBERS Cathy Cummings ICMEC Sergio Staro Italian National Postal and Communication Police Steve Wilson VISA Valerio Papajorgji Europol Jane Thomas EFC Secretariat MODERATOR Keith Groves MasterCard
WELCOME TO DAY 2Shaping and Influencing the future of the EFC Steve Wilson VISA Europe Co-Chair of the Payments Industry Working Group
Building a Global Network The European Financial Coalition: Not Just a Picture Conference September 2010