Earlier this month, Amazon was selected to join the EU Internet Forum (EUIF), based on our efforts to prevent the misuse of our services for the dissemination of illegal content, including in the areas of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), terrorist and violent extremist content (TVEC), and human trafficking. We are deeply committed to working with governments, civil society, and industry partners to create a safer digital environment for all. The EUIF is an initiative led by the European Commission.

Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM)

We expressly prohibit the use of our services to create, store, or distribute CSAM. We dedicate significant resources to combating this abhorrent content, investing in new technologies and tools to improve our ability to prevent, detect, respond to, and remove it. We have endorsed the Voluntary Principles to Counter Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and joined the WePROTECT Global Alliance in 2020. We also sit on the boards of the Tech Coalition and the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in the U.S. (NCMEC), further demonstrating our commitment to this critical issue.

Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content (TVEC)

We were an original signatory to the Christchurch Call, a global initiative to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online, and we have been a member of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism since 2020. Additionally, we provide financial support to Tech Against Terrorism to enable small and medium-sized tech companies to quickly detect and remove content identified in the Terrorist Content Analytic Platform (TCAP) database.

Human trafficking

Across our businesses, we’re committed to fighting human trafficking. Thanks to Truckers Against Trafficking, an organisation that educates and empowers the trucking, energy and bus industries to address human trafficking, we trained ten thousand Amazon transportation employees in 2023. In 2022, Amazon and Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) hosted the first Tech Against Trafficking Summit in Seattle, bringing together leaders from the anti-trafficking field to leverage technology in the fight against human trafficking. We are proud to be hosting the 2024 Tech Against Trafficking Summit in London later this year.

Joining EUIF

While we dedicate significant resources to preventing the misuse of our services, we recognise that addressing these complex challenges requires a collaborative approach. By joining the EUIF, we aim to further our understanding of emerging issues, learn from the experiences of other members, and contribute to the development of effective solutions. We are eager to work alongside the EUIF to create a safer digital environment for all. Working together, we can make a meaningful impact in reducing online harms.