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A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR IN EUROPOL VICTIM IDENTIFICATION TASK FORCE

| Banja Luka | Wednesday, 05/06/2019

     One representative of the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior participated in the work of the VIDTF  (Victim Identification Task Force), hosted at Europol headquarters in The Hague from 13 to 24 May 2019. The Task Force operates within the Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3).
      The members of the Task Force joined efforts to identify victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation using advanced techniques, software and their knowledge and expertise.
       The unique combination of collaborative work, image and video analysis meant that the experts worked through millions of files to find and exploit vital clues. Added to this is Europol’s criminal intelligence analysis conducted by experts dedicated to the taskforce bringing extra information and clues to identify offenders.
      The experts were supported by Europol staff, all specialists and intelligence analysts in this crime area. 
     Additionally, the VIDTF worked on adding data – images and video files - to the International Child Sexual Exploitation Database (ICSE) hosted at INTERPOL. Police agencies all over the world have access to this database. Another significant part of the work was using existing techniques and developing new techniques to gather information from images and video files.
      The representative of the Ministry was one of the 34 members of the working group that gathered 34 experts in victim identification from 24 countries and 29 police agencies.