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IICSA published its final Report in October 2022. This website was last updated in January 2023.

IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The Internet Investigation Report

Annex 3: Acronyms

CAID Child Abuse Image Database
CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
CHIS Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety
CICA Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
CRI Child Redress International
CSA child sexual abuse
CSAE child sexual abuse and exploitation
CSAI child sexual abuse imagery or images
CSAM child sexual abuse material
CSEA child sexual exploitation and abuse
CSP communication service provider
DCMS Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
DEA Digital Economy Act 2017
ERSOU Eastern Region Specialist Operation Unit
ESP electronic service provider
GCHQ Government Communications Headquarters
GDPR General Data Protection Regulation
ICAT Internet Child Abuse Team
ICO Information Commissioner’s Office
IPCC Independent Police Complaints Commission
ISP internet service provider
IWF Internet Watch Foundation
JSaRC Joint Security and Resilience Centre
KIRAT Kent Internet Risk Assessment Tool
MLAT Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty
MPS Metropolitan Police Service
NCA National Crime Agency
NCMEC National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
NGO non-governmental organisation
NPCC National Police Chiefs’ Council
NSPCC National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
NUWG National Undercover Working Group
PTF Police Transformation Fund
REA Rapid Evidence Assessment
ROCUs Regional Organised Crime Units
SOCA Serious and Organised Crime Agency
UCOL Undercover Online
UKCIS UK Council for Child Internet Safety
URL uniform resource locator
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