The Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS) is a joint project between the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and the Australian Federal Police. This national solution will automate the process of linking seized child exploitation material with previously identified images. This makes it easier for police to identify material created by an offender, and increases police capacity to identify victims.
The primary objective is to improve the capacity to identify children at risk of sexual abuse and enable timely intervention strategies for victims. By automating the processing of seized material, police exposure to child exploitation material is also reduced.
The CETS will also provide a foundation for other child protection activities such as child exploitation material management services (once approved) that will expand the image library and provide greater flexibility for police agencies to choose the technology that best suits their local environment while participating in a national information-sharing solution.