New Zealand and Canada collaborate to fight online Child Sexual Abuse Material

The New Zealand Classification Office and Canada’s Project Arachnid has agreed to collaborate in a one-year pilot to fight against online child sexual abuse material (CSAM). 

The Project Arachnid uses web-crawling software which systematically browses the internet to detect CSAM both in the open and dark web. On finding illegal content, it then issues takedown notices to hosting providers.

Under this joint initiative New Zealanders will be able to get increased data and reporting on the CSAM material and also contribute to a leading global initiative.