New global online child protection body

ITU has established a new Joint Coordination Activity on Child Online Protection (JCA-COP) to coordinate the COP work across ITU’s sectors and Study Groups as well as cooperate with outside stakeholders engaged in COP.

ITU said in a statement that the ITU-T Study Group 17 is the parent group to JCA-COP, and will leverage its well-developed network of ICT security stakeholders to harmonize these different elements to ensure a unified approach to the creation of global COP standards.

JCA-COP is chaired by Ashley Heineman of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), USA.
  
JCA-COP will seek to study and understand the composition of the COP ecosystem and act as the first point of contact for any organization interested in ITU-T’s work on COP, and will also actively pursue means of collaborating with external bodies working in the field.

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