The global alliance against child sexual abuse online was launched in December 2012 in close cooperation with the EU Member States and the United States.
Child sexual abuse online is a crime that is ubiquitous and knows no borders. Child pornography images circulate easily across jurisdictions and perpetuate victimisation of children whose abuse is depicted and disclosed time and again. Child pornography offenders are increasingly operating in international online groups that use sophisticated technology and security protocols to frustrate the efforts of law enforcement to investigate their crimes. Different laws and policies across jurisdictions represent a challenge for law enforcement.
The EU - US Justice and Home Affairs ministerial meeting held in Copenhagen in June 2012 called upon governments around the world to participate in building a Global Alliance against child sexual abuse online. This initiative seeks to unite decision-makers all around the world to better identify and assist victims and to prosecute the perpetrators.