Microsoft-led discussion focuses on ways to use technology to fight human trafficking

Continuing its work with the White House Office of Science and Technology, Microsoft took an important step in its efforts to combat human trafficking by convening a brainstorming session of law enforcement, academics and private organizations in Washington, D.C. July 24.

Many of the nation’s leaders in the fight against child sex trafficking used the forum to discuss ways technology can be harnessed to disrupt these crimes.

As one of six recipients of funding from Microsoft to conduct research regarding this issue, Mary Leary, professor of law at the Catholic University of America, shared details from the discussion on Microsoft’s Corporate Citizenship Blog. Leary presented the group with her findings regarding the role of technology in child sex trafficking cases, which were recently published in the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy.

“Although these organizations may take different positions on some issues, they found much common ground in their analysis and creative ideas for solutions,” Leary writes.

Find out more about this effort to fight human trafficking on the Corporate Citizenship Blog.

Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff