Abuse risks for employers with remote working arrangements

The present situation has created numerous changes to our working environment with many people working remotely from their homes, shed and garages.  In addition to the need to create new arrangements and structures people are struggling with managing work, home life and home schooling.

The growth in use of video conferencing facilities and portals does however create a new concern for employers.  The news in recent weeks has shown the rise in those hacking, or even just inviting themselves in to, work conferences and meetings.  These intruders have either committed acts of indecency or even uploaded pornographic material (some extreme and including images of child abuse) into these work forums.

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Goddard Inquiry – today’s developments

Hon. Lowell Goddard DNZM has today announced in detail the initial 12 investigations of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). The Inquiry has previously explained that it will hold case studies which will be across the five designated workstreams. The announcement today includes the first investigations which will form the basis of the initial case studies. These are as follows:
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