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Baroness Shields appointed as the PM's Special Representative on Internet Crime and Harms and becomes solely a Home Office minister

Secretary of State Karen Bradley thanks Baroness Shields for her work and commitment to DCMS.

Baroness Shields will become a full time Home Office minister and the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Internet Crime and Harms after 18 months at DCMS and a year as a joint Minister for Internet Safety and Security.

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Baroness Shields opens the 2016 International Crime and Policing Conference

Minister for Internet Safety and Security, Baroness Joanna Shields, opened day 1 of the second International Crime and Policing Conference.

The conference sees leading experts from a range of backgrounds - law enforcement, academia, the voluntary sector, industry and government - brought together for 2 days to provide expert opinion and perspective on modern crime prevention.

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Tech industry fights online child sexual exploitation

World-leading technology companies pledge to eliminate online child sexual exploitation

The world’s biggest search engine, social media and software firms have today (Tuesday 17 November) pledged to continue fighting the abuse of the internet for online child sexual exploitation by developing new technology, tools and expertise.

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WePROTECT summit tackles online child sexual exploitation on global scale

All UK police forces are now signed up to a revolutionary single secure database of indecent images of children.

The Child Abuse Image Database (CAID), launched by the Prime Minister and Home Secretary last December during the WePROTECT Children Online Summit in London, is transforming the way police forces and the National Crime Agency (NCA) tackle online child sexual exploitation (CSE).

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