Mapping Human Trafficking Justin Kosslyn

2013 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 14, 2013

Google Ideas product manager Justin Kosslyn shares the collaboration between Google Ideas, Palantir, and Polaris to combat human trafficking. He shows how connecting networks and collecting data helps private organizations and law enforcement respond more efficiently to human trafficking and aid more victims, as well as identify trends that can be utilized to combat human trafficking. Kosslyn reveals that there are over 65 hotlines for human trafficking worldwide. He asks his audience to envision the potential impact if each of the cases these different hotlines encounter are all mapped and detailed in a single database.