Thursday 18 April 2013
Dutch, Indonesian, Korean national police forces join Virtual Global Taskforce at European Cybercrime Centre
"The VGT now consists of 12 international law enforcement agencies, and 11 private sector partners. Earlier this year, Kids Internet Safety Alliance (KINSA) and NetClean joined the VGT as new private sector partners.
“The Korea National Police Agency (KNPA) is honored to join the renowned VGT as a new member,” said Kim Jae-kyu, director of the Cyber Terror Response Center for the KNPA. “With Korea’s new government placing an extra emphasis on the safety of children, the KNPA will actively engage in VGT projects and cooperate with members to save vulnerable children and to bring perpetrators to justice. The KNPA hopes our joint effort will lay the foundation for a safer world which children deserve to live in.”
“We would like to extend our appreciation for being a part of the VGT,” said Police Brigadier General Arief Sulistyanto, director of commercial crime for the Indonesian National Police. “This is an important opportunity to strengthen our efforts to combat crime, in particular online child pornography.”
"The Dutch National Police is looking forward to working with these important international partners that are united in the VGT,” said DNP representative Miriam Barendse, chief constable. “Only by means of a collective international approach, we will be able to combat the online sexual exploitation of children effectively. I am proud to be part of this effort".
The other nine VGT law enforcement member agencies are: HSI; the Australian Federal Police; the United Kingdom’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre; the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre, a division of the Canadian Police Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Royal Canadian Mounted Police; the Italian Postal and Communication Police Service; New Zealand Police; INTERPOL; Europol; and the Ministry of Interior for the United Arab Emirates.
The other VGT private partners are: End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes network (ECPAT International), International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE), the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC), PayPal, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, World Vision Australia, Research In Motion and The Code.
For more information on the VGT, visit www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com"