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Salt Communications CEO Judges International Fraud Group Hackathon 2021

On the 5th and 6th November 2021 the International Fraud Group (IFG) will be hosting their first ever IFG hackathon event. IFG is joining forces with charity STOP THE TRAFFIK Global and Traffik Analysis Hub for an exciting two-day event in London, where teams will race against the clock to design a prototype to help identify businesses using exploitative labour practices.

The aim of this Hackathon is to develop a prototype that is capable of reading across company published data and external material and establishing a risk score for a raw materials or manufacturing business that indicates sufficient disparity in both the level and costs of production and a likelihood of exploitation in the workforce.  

The top teams have an opportunity to win £5000 worth of prizes. In order to be in for a chance of winning, the participants must identify businesses exploiting trafficked individuals. This collaborative hackathon will use the example of one industry sector in one territory as a testing ground for designs and prototypes that can subsequently be applied across industries and geographies to identify exploitative practices.

Registration is now live and those who can participate must consist of teams between 2 to 6 members that are above the legal age of majority in the country of residence and that are professionals and post graduates. 

Salt Communications CEO and Co-Founder Joe Boyle is delighted to be on the judging panel for this event, alongside data science pioneer and entrepreneur Clive Humby OBE and CEO of Traffik Analysis Hub, Neil Giles. 

Joe Boyle, CEO at Salt Communications said; “I am really delighted to be a small part of a great event that is not only focusing on workplace exploitation but also to see the level of innovation within the teams and what they will produce. This is an excellent example of what is possible when people with the right sets of skills come together and work hard toward a common end goal.”

For more information about the IFG Hackathon, click here


STOP THE TRAFFIK is a charity whose core mission is to disrupt people-trafficking across the globe. With its extensive experience of international asset tracing and recovery, the IFG believes its lawyers have a role to play in applying the tools of their trade to this endeavour.

About Salt Communications
Salt Communications is a multi-award winning cyber security company providing a fully enterprise-managed software solution giving absolute privacy in mobile communications. It is easy to deploy and uses multi-layered encryption techniques to meet the highest of security standards. Salt Communications offers ‘Peace of Mind’ for Organisations who value their privacy, by giving them complete control and secure communications, to protect their trusted relationships and stay safe. Salt is headquartered in Belfast, N. Ireland, for more information visit Salt Communications.

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