The Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS) is a joint project between the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and the Australian Federal Police. This national solution automates the process of linking seized child exploitation material with previously identified images. This makes it easier for police to categorise material seized from 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 that once approved, will increase the technical capability required by police agencies including national and international investigation collaboration and video analysis.