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International Centre For Missing & Exploited Children Launches Web Site With Computer Associates And Spanish Police To Extend Reach Of Worldwide Initiative

Submitted by: CA Technologies

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Apr 29, 2000 – 12:00 AM EST

 

es.missingkids.com Joins Global Network of Web Sites

MADRID, Apr. 29 /CSRwire/ - MADRID - The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (International Centre) today announced a new Web site that extends to Spain its global network of Web sites that help find missing children. The Web site, http://es.missingkids.com, was created with the cooperation of Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA), the Spanish Police, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).

The Spanish site is the sixteenth addition to the International Centre's global missing children's network, which relies on the global availability of the Internet to aid in the efforts to find missing children. In addition to Spain, the network is composed of Web sites based in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, México, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The network currently holds more than 3,500 cases of missing children, and receives an average of 520,000 visits daily from more than 200 countries.

Through a standard Web browser, the Spanish Police can post the photographs and physical descriptions of missing children, along with information regarding the circumstances of their disappearance, for instant distribution to the Internet´s global audience. The Spanish Web site launched with photos and data on 14 missing children cases.

CA donated software and services for the site as part of its commitment to support the global missing children's network established by the International Centre, the global counterpart of NCMEC. CA's software makes it possible to allow simultaneous access to information on missing children, protect case data against security threats, maintain a backup of the database information, and ensure the full-time availability of the Web site.

"The addition of Spain to our global missing children's network is another step in our international effort to bring awareness to child abduction and exploitation," said Ernie Allen, president and CEO of NCMEC and the International Centre. "This collaboration between the Spanish Police Force and Computer Associates will provide a platform for families in Spain to seek information about missing children and obtain prevention materials."

"Computer Associates is committed to helping children around the world through technology," said Leo Bensadón, CA's country manager in Spain. "It is an honor for us to be an active participant in launching the Spanish missing children's Web site, which we hope will help reunite children with their families in Spain, as it has done in other countries."

About CA

Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:CA), one of the world's largest management software companies, delivers software and services across operations, security, storage, life cycle and service management to optimize the performance, reliability and efficiency of enterprise IT environments. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y., and serves customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, please visit http://ca.com.

About the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

The International Centre is the leading global service agency working to protect the world's children from exploitation and abduction. For more information on the International Centre, please visit www.icmec.org.

About National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

NCMEC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. NCMEC's congressionally mandated CyberTipline, a reporting mechanism for child sexual exploitation, has handled more than 300,000 leads. Since its establishment in 1984, NCMEC has assisted law enforcement with more than 104,000 missing child cases, resulting in the recovery of more than 89,000 children. For more information about NCMEC, call its toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST of visit its Web site at www.missingkids.com.

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