Baroness Joanna Shields OBE

23/10/2020

Your Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to thank the Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton for the opportunity to join you today to participate in the formal opening of the Australian Center to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE). …


Baroness Joanna Shields OBE

Oct. 9, 2020

Legislation cannot catch every use case. Governments must be nimble and agile as use cases emerge that require exceptions to protect the public good, and in this case, our children from harm.

An epidemic of child sexual abuse and exploitation is raging online…


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Baroness Joanna Shields — CEO at BenevolentAI

June 26, 2020

Hi Everyone. I am Joanna Shields, CEO of BenevolentAI. I am delighted to have this opportunity once again to speak at ‘We are Tech Woman’. I want to thank Vanessa and the marvellous team behind this event. Every year you…


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Baroness Shields will become a full time Home Office minister and the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Internet Crime and Harms after 18 months at DCMS and a year as a joint Minister for Internet Safety and Security.

During her time at DCMS, Baroness Shields has continuously strived to make…


The Prime Minister is determined to introduce age verification mechanisms to restrict under 18s’ access to pornographic websites and is prepared to legislate to do so if the industry fails to self regulate.

In a consultation to be launched in the autumn, the government will seek views on how best…


The Child Abuse Image Database (CAID), launched by the Prime Minister and Home Secretary last December during the WePROTECT Children Online Summit in London, is transforming the way police forces and the National Crime Agency (NCA) tackle online child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Previously, a case with 10,000 images could typically…


The board supports a global coalition of countries and organisations to end the sexual exploitation of children online.

The UK, US, and EU Commission have formalised the merger between WePROTECT and the Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Exploitation that was announced at the November Summit in Abu Dhabi. …


The world’s biggest search engine, social media and software firms have today (Tuesday 17 November) pledged to continue fighting the abuse of the internet for online child sexual exploitation by developing new technology, tools and expertise.

Technology companies signing up to this ‘Statement of Action’ include Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter…

Baroness Joanna Shields OBE

CEO of @benevolent_ai. UK Minister for Internet Safety & Security 2015–17. Founder of @WePROTECT. Former exec Facebook, Google, Aol/Bebo.

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