Google is aiming to turn its resources on the blight of human trafficking.
Google has committed $3 million to three human trafficking groups in a bid to build an international helpline network fuelled by data.
Google announced the launch of the Google Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network at an event held by its Google Ideas think tank in Washington. The idea had already been floated last summer by the think tank, and it contributed $11.5 million to the cause in 2011. But this week it has cemented its commitment and brought together NGOs Polaris Project, Liberty Asia and La Strada International.