Follow The Money To Fight Human Trafficking, Top Interpol Director Says

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Countries and companies need to share financial data if they hope to stop human trafficking, connecting governments and companies that often do not work together to fight crime, a top Interpol director said on Wednesday.

Encouraging the private sector to share information, governments can help international authorities get access to sensitive data from financial institutions and industries, said Paul Stanfield, who oversees organized and emerging crime units at Interpol.

“We need access to data that is not in law enforcement’s hands, that is held by private industries, by the banking sector,” he said to Thomson Reuters Foundation from Interpol’s global conference on human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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