Microsoft has been presented the Global Impact for Child Protection award for the company’s contributions in the fight against child exploitation around the world.
Microsoft was deeply honored to be recognized among these leaders. For more than a decade, we have invested in technology and global partnerships that aim to help in this fight – from the development and distribution of PhotoDNA and contributing to Project Vic, to providing trainings for law enforcement. We have been humbled by the importance of this mission and the devotion of our global partners whose passion makes the world a safer place for children. We see this moment as an acknowledgement of what can be achieved when people and organizations come together to try to make a difference.
Today, PhotoDNA is a leading best practice for combating child sexual abuse material online and is currently being used by 70 companies, including Facebook and Twitter, non-governmental organizations and law enforcement. In April, Interpol integrated PhotoDNA technology into its International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) database to help officers identify and rescue victims as quickly as possible.