CCLP forum explores new technological tools to combat human trafficking

SAN FRANCISCO – Innovative tools to disrupt human trafficking and slavery were discussed at a CCLP forum held on Friday. Drawing on the experiences of senior level experts from industry, government, NGOs and academia, the forum highlighted a number of new digital and Internet-based techniques to detect individuals and organizations engaged in sex trafficking and forced labor. One technology, developed this year at USC, conducted powerful text searches for common phrases and even misspellings to identify individuals and groups engaged in illegal activity. It can also be used to discover young victims of sex trafficking and forced labor. Recent tests…

Spotlight on TIP efforts in Investor’s Business Daily

Investor's Business Daily recently profiled the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy's research project on human trafficking. CCLP's Research Director Mark Latonero shared his expertise on communication technology and trafficking in persons as well as some of the highlights from his August fact finding trip to Thailand and Cambodia and the research that has been undertaken so far by CCLP. —————————————————————————————————————– Tech Gets Enlisted In The War Against Human Trafficking By Shelia Riley, for INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY The fight against human trafficking is using a few new weapons: texting, iPhone apps and smarter passports. An estimated 12.3 million adults and…