SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – May 25, 2016
Recorded Future and Global Emancipation Network today announced a technology partnership advancing novel applications of data science and natural language processing in the field of human rights. The partnership provides Global Emancipation Network with access to comprehensive stores of open source and dark web data and allows for seamless API integration into Global Emancipation Network’s anti-human trafficking data analytics platform. Recorded Future provides threat analysts and security operations teams with world-class, real-time threat intelligence and unrivaled insight into emerging global threats through their Web Intelligence Engine. Global Emancipation Network, an international nonprofit, combats human trafficking by automating the processes by which victims of trafficking are identified and connecting them to law enforcement, rescue services, and rehabilitation service providers. They are teaming up to push the boundaries of data analytics in social work and humanitarian crises.
Each year, over 20 million men, women, and children are trafficked around the world. Tragically, only about 45,000 of those victims are identified and recovered. This partnership allows for Global Emancipation Network to quickly and efficiently find victims whose services are being advertised online and to coordinate their rescue and rehabilitation through their network of victim service providers. Manually, this process can take weeks or even months, during which time a trafficking victim is likely to have been resold and moved outside the geographic area.
“We’re very excited by the generous support of Recorded Future. Integration with their complex data sources greatly enhances our ability to find victims of human trafficking and scale our life-saving work,” said founder and Executive Director of Global Emancipation Network, Sherrie Caltagirone. “This partnership enables us to illustrate how data science can have a positive impact on the world of human rights and other nonprofit spaces.”
“We are honored to assist the Global Emancipation Network in their vital mission,” said Dr. Christopher Ahlberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Recorded Future. “To effectively combat this global problem at a massive scale requires automated intelligence analysis that reduces the time from identification and search to rescue.”
Recorded Future provides non-profits access to its product.
Recorded Future’s mission is to empower analysts with real-time threat intelligence, to defend their organizations against threats at the speed and scale of the Internet. With billions of indexed facts, and more added every day, its patented Web Intelligence Engine continuously analyzes the entire web to provide unmatched insight into emerging threats. Recorded Future helps protect four of the top five companies in the world, and over 12,000 IT security professionals use Recorded Future everyday.
For additional information about Global Emancipation Network, please visit www.globalemancipation.ngo.
For additional resources on Recorded Future, please visit www.recordedfuture.com.