On August 9, 2002 the Tech Coalition is hosting the Tech Track at the Crimes Against Children Conference (CACC) in Dallas. This day-long programming will be a forum for the tech industry at-large to discuss topics related to fighting online child sexual exploitation while setting standards for action-oriented collaboration.

Planning to attend CACC? Please register for the private, industry-only sessions by emailing [email protected]

MORNING SESSIONS - Private/industry only

Session 1: NGO Collaboration

Opportunities for collaboration featuring leaders at the Tech Coalition, NCMEC, THORN, ICMEC, and INHOPE.

Session 2: Global Legislative Review

Deep dive into recent U.S. case decisions and proposed global regulations that have implications for industry.

Session 3: Understanding Grooming Violator Strategies

Meta will present collaborative research with external expert researchers to analyze grooming cases from both Facebook and Instagram to better understand strategies and patterns of groomers.

Session 4: Viral Content Trends Discussion

Flickr, Pinterest, and Snap will discuss viral content trends on their platforms, including how they’ve dealt with the trends, and key takeaways.

AFTERNOON SESSIONS - Open to all conference attendees

Session 1: Reporting Cycle from ESPs to NCMEC  

The Tech Coalition will host this session on Electronic Service Providers’ (ESPs) escalated, or supplemental, reports made to the U.S. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the collective fight against child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Industry, NCMEC and law enforcement representatives will detail their policies, processes and procedures for initiating and /or responding to these reports, as required.

Session 2: “Self-produced CSAM:” Should all reports be treated equally? 

The Tech Coalition will host this session on Perceived First-Person Child Sexual Abuse Material (PFP CSAM), or “self-produced” imagery featuring youth regardless of context, the presence of coercion, intent or motivation.  Electronic Service Providers (ESPs) are legally required to report all such imagery to the U.S. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), but should all reports be treated equally? Hear perspectives from industry, NCMEC, law enforcement and international hotline representatives. Be prepared for a lively and interactive session where we aim to explore the complexities of this content and jointly plot a productive course forward with the goal of ensuring the most egregious violations of industry policies are addressed by all appropriate sectors to help protect the most vulnerable.

WINE-DOWN WITH THE TC - Networking reception