Adoption of resolution to eradicate crimes of child sexual exploitation proposed by Interpol Police Agency

At the Interpol General Assembly held in Istanbul, Turkey on the 24th (local time), the ‘Resolution to Eliminate Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crimes’ jointly prepared with the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) at the suggestion of the National Police Agency was adopted.

The National Police Agency has proposed this resolution to Interpol since August last year and has been closely discussing it.

The resolution recalls that the eradication of online child sexual exploitation crimes is a duty under international law such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. focuses on the

End-to-end encryption is a method of encrypting a message without storing it in plain text from the initial input stage to the final reception when data is communicated.

The resolution provides a system for end-to-end cryptographic service providers to substantially respond to requests for cooperation with investigative agencies, and calls for legislative and policy efforts so that each country’s investigative agencies can actively respond to the crime and effectively protect the victims. contained the content.

Lim Yong-hwan, head of the Korean delegation to the Interpol General Assembly, and Director of Foreign Affairs of the National Police Agency, gave a speech during the speech. As children use the Internet for longer due to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the risk of online child sexual exploitation crimes worldwide is increasing, but due to the nature of end-to-end encryption, investigation agencies He urged the passage of a resolution by raising awareness about the difficulties of criminal recognition and collection of evidence.

An official from the National Police Agency said, “In addition to this resolution, the Korean police are working to lead the global security standard by contributing to the Interpol project to eradicate crimes of child sexual exploitation.”

/yunhap news

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