Minister Grapperhaus of Security and Justice handed the Mr. Gonsalves award to Web-IQ CEO Eldert van Wijngaarden on November 13.
The Internet has connected us and brought enormous new social - and business opportunities. It has shaped the world into a network of people communicating independent from distance and time zones. We are always on. Although its impact on our social and economic development last decades is indisputable, the Internet also opened new opportunities to share, sell horrific material like child abuse material and by doing so stimulate pedophiles to start producing this material by abusing children themselves.
Web-IQ founders decided to take action by identifying and uncovering these child abuse related Internet and DarkNet sites to help Law Enforcement in their fight against child abuse online. Web-IQ supports LEA’s by providing phenomenon insights, Intel knowledge and above all a surgical operative Intel platform that enables them to drill down these horrific sites from billions of pages to networks and people that abuse children.
Web-IQ VoyagerOne platform enables us and LEA’s to targeted crawl and classify billions of Clear- and DarkNet pages as well as Social Media. Our Intel driven interface instantly shows geographical footprints of selected data. This platform can be fully operated by LEA’s themselves. From crawling data up to configuring teams of users and domain specific Intelligence. But as we are the ones who built it and also have more than 10 years of expertise with fighting online child abuse, we are the ones to help. Our Intel department provides full support with EG a profound (100 Million docs) Darknet dataset in their tool case.
Law Enforcement agencies that are in need of expertise or instant support with tooling or data within Internet related criminal domains like Online Child Abuse.
You will meet with a Web-IQ Intel consultant to define your demand and our role in supporting your case. After signing mutual agreed goals and most importantly Data Protection agreement that covers non-disclosure and procedures to handle potential prosecution data, we start our collaboration. Web-IQ “war-room” and weekly iteration meeting based on progress, web-data retrieved and analysed and concrete results we support you closing your cases in an accountable way. A prosecution proof document concludes the process although we will get in touch if new facts or insights reach our Intel team.
Web-IQ is equipped to lead and participate in non-case related more R&D driven projects. EG our expertise on Darknet structures and behaviour of people anonymously using this part of the Internet is often appreciated in projects started by several LEA’s or other knowledge institutes.
Web-IQ actively crawls data for example in our “War on online Child Abuse”. This data is available to use via our interfaces by LEA’s with specific questions. Web-IQ does not have to be involved in these cases other than supplying data.
Web-IQ receives grants for several high impact projects.