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Mobile Alliance

Obstructing the Use of the Mobile Environment by Individuals or Organisations Wishing to Consume or Profit from Child Sexual Abuse Content

The Mobile Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Content was founded by an international group of mobile operators within the GSMA to work collectively on obstructing the use of the mobile environment by individuals or organisations wishing to consume or profit from child sexual abuse content.

The Alliance’s aim is to help stem, and ultimately reverse, the growth of online child sexual abuse content around the world. Through a combination of technical measures, co-operation and information sharing, the Alliance seeks to create significant barriers to the misuse of mobile networks and services for hosting, accessing, or profiting from child sexual abuse content.

THE MEMBERS OF THE MOBILE ALLIANCE INCLUDE:

  • Deutche Telekom Group
  • Dhiraagu
  • Dialog Axiata Telekom
  • 3 Europe
  • EE
  • Meteor
  • Telekom Austria AG
  • Mobitel
  • MTN Group
  • Orange Group
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica Group
  • Telenor Group
  • TeliaSonera Group
  • Vodacom SA
  • Vodafone Group
  • Zain Group

Governments also should ensure they have the resources and processes in place to combat the spread of digital child sexual abuse content, alongside delegated international organizations.

The Alliance is open to all members of the mobile ecosystem. If you are interested in joining or supporting the Mobile Alliance, please contact Samantha Lynch, at the GSMA. For further information on the Mobile Alliance please download the brochure.

Mobile Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Content – flyer

The Mobile Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Content was founded by an international group of mobile operators within the GSMA to work collectively on obstructing
the use of the mobile environment by individuals or organisations wishing to consume or profit from child sexual abuse content.

Hotlines: Responding to reports of illegal online content

Hotlines play a key role in the fight against online child sexual abuse content. All Mobile Alliance members commit to working closely with their national hotlines. This Guide, developed in collaboration with INHOPE (the international umbrella organisation for national hotlines), details processes for setting up and managing a hotline, and is intended to support organisations in countries which do not yet have such a facility.

Preventing mobile payments services from being misused to monetise child sexual abuse content.

The Mobile Alliance works to keep mobile services hostile to those wishing to consume or profit from child sexual abuse content (CSAC). This report contains research on current levels of misuse of mobile payment services by commercial CSAC sites – confirming that it is still rare for mobile payment mechanisms to be implicated – and contains good practice guidelines on vetting and monitoring content providers to ensure mobile payments remain hostile to such misuse.

Mobile Operator’s Contribution to Notice and Take Down

To reduce the availability of child sexual abuse material online, and to minimise the re-victimisation of the children concerned, the Mobile Alliance favours the deletion of online child sexual abuse content (CSAC) at source. All Mobile Alliance operator members have robust Notice and Take Down (NTD) processes in place to enable the swift removal of any CSAC that may be discovered on their services. This paper outlines the European members’ NTD processes, including processes for customers to report discoveries of CSAC and how industry, hotlines, and law enforcement collaborate in this area.

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