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India becomes 68th country to join Interpol’s child sexual abuse database

India becomes 68th country to join Interpol's child sexual abuse database_4.1

India has joined Interpol’s international child sexual exploitation (ICSE) database which will allow it to draw links between victims, abusers, and crime scenes using audio-visual data. The CBI, which is India’s nodal agency for Interpol matters, joined the database making India the 68th country to connect to it, according to a statement from Interpol.

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Key points:

  • An intelligence and investigative tool, the database allows specialized investigators to share information on cases of child sexual abuse.
  • Through the image and video comparison software, the investigators can nail down the criminals by identifying victims and places of crime.
  • The database avoids duplication of effort and saves precious time by letting investigators know whether a series of images has already been discovered or identified in another country, or whether it has similar features to other images.

Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:

  • Interpol Headquarters: Lyon, France;
  • Interpol President: Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi;
  • Interpol Founded: 7 September 1923, Vienna, Austria.

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