Our sisters in the U.S. have told us about an innovative way of helping fight sex trafficking through the use of a special app that can be downloaded onto smart phones, or android devices. This app TraffickCam, released in January 2016, is an app which allows users to upload photos of hotel rooms when travelling.
Sex traffickers regularly post photos of victims posed in hotel rooms in their online advertisements. U.S. Investigators are creating a database of hotel room images which are uploaded to TraffickCam – one they will use to search and compare to victim photos. This may help in finding trafficked persons and enable the prosecution of perpetrators.
Hopefully this technology will be taken up in other jurisdictions and it will be become a helpful tool in the fight against Human Trafficking worldwide.
See the links below to download the App.