Crime / Law

Big Data Stares Down the Human Slave Trade

19th Dec `13, 08:25 AM in Crime / Law

From burner phones to Bitcoin, human traffickers stay at the front of the tech curve. But outside the…

BDMS
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From burner phones to Bitcoin, human traffickers stay at the front of the tech curve. But outside the US, many anti-trafficking agencies are still using 20th-century methods: spreadsheets and paper. That makes sharing and analyzing data almost impossible. “Pushing people toward cloud-based systems is imperative,” says Sarah Jakiel, deputy director of the Polaris Project, an anti-trafficking organization based in Washington, DC.

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