The Emergence of Cyber Activity as a Gateway to Human Trafficking

ABSTRACT

Today, according to the U.S. Department of State’s 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report it is estimated as many as 27 million people around the world are victims of trafficking into the sex trade and other forms of servitude known as modern slavery or trafficking in persons. This paper will assist in creating a deeper understanding of the impact of cyber activity on the human trafficking industry in the effort to find greater solutions for the prevention and prosecution of, as well as the protection of the innocent from the growing incidence of cyber activity as it relates to human trafficking around the globe.


AUTHORS

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Professor of Cyber Law and Cybersecurity, Boston University, Boston, MA
USA

Virginia A. Greiman serves as Professor of Cyber Law and Cybersecurity at Boston University and holds academic appointments at Harvard University Law School and the Kennedy School of Government. She served as a diplomatic official to the U.S. Department of State in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa and has held several high-level appointments with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Harvard Kennedy School, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy,Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery,Cambridge, Massachusetts
USA

Christina Bain Babson Social Innovation Lab on Human Trafficking Babson College, Babson Park, MA Christina Bain is the director of the Babson Social Innovation Lab on Human Trafficking where she leads a research center focused on the underlying causes and conditions that permit human trafficking to flourish and in particular the use of technology in human trafficking. She was former Founder and Director of the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She also serves as a member of the Massachusetts Human Trafficking Task Force, one of the 42 statewide anti-trafficking task forces funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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