Safety Tech Innovation Challenges

The Safety Tech Innovation Network is home to Safety Tech Innovation Challenges – a set of experimental, cross-sector, tech-focused projects that move the dial in online safety.

Safety Tech Challenge: link sharing of Child Sexual Abuse Material

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), Home Office and GCHQ are investing over £350,000 in innovation projects that enhance UK capabilities in protecting children online. This funding is from the UK Safety Tech challenge fund, which is being delivered by Innovate UK.

Safety Tech Challenge Fund

The UK Government awarded five organisations £85,000 each to prototype and evaluate innovative ways in which sexually explicit images or videos of children can be detected and addressed within end-to-end encrypted environments, while ensuring user privacy is respected.

Safety Tech Challenge Fund

Online Safety Data Initiative

The Online Safety Data Initiative (OSDI) is a 15-month project designed to test methodologies to facilitate better access to higher quality data to support the development of technology to identify and remove harmful and illegal content from the internet. The initiative aims to design and prototype new approaches which ensure trusted parties can securely and ethically access the online harms data they need to develop new safety tech solutions.

This work is being led by a consortium of experts from government, the Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA), Faculty Science, and PUBLIC.

Find out more on the Online Safety Data Initiative blog.

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