EOKM Annual Report 2019 publication
INHOPE’s Dutch Hotline Meldpunt Kinderporno of the Expertise Centre for Online Child Sexual Abuse published its Annual Report for 2019.
The number of reports received by the Dutch hotline remained incredibly high – with the total URLs reported in 2019 standing at 308,430. Of this, 76.6% pertained to child sexual abuse material. 76.6% of the content on the URLs assessed in 2019 was hosted in the Netherlands. This leads to an extremely heavy workload for the analysts working at Meldpunt Kinderporno.
2019 was also a year of innovation for EOKM as they work to lessen the burden placed on the hotline. The launch of its hash check server was a success, and it restructured its database which collects incoming national reports.
EOKM also launched a Sexual Child Abuse Reporting Tool (SCART) that was developed by AbuseIO, with funding from the SIDN fund and the digital society platform ECP. SCART is designed to automate a large part of the analyst workload.
Looking to the future, EOKM started a collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) to launch an artificial intelligence project to filter out non-illegal content, which will also have a lightening effect on the analyst workload. This will be brought about in 2020.
Read the full annual report here.
The number of reports received by the Dutch hotline remained incredibly high – with the total URLs reported in 2019 standing at 308,430.'