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The Future of Crime Reporting: Can Anonymity be Delivered in the Digital Age?

Jennifer Cole and Alexandra Stickings
RUSI Journal, 3 April 2017
Cyber, UK, Technology, Europe
The practices used by Crimestoppers UK highlight how the identity of individuals might be protected.

Digital communication leaves traces that can lead back to the person who initiated the communication or their location at the time. Jennifer Cole and Alexandra Stickings explore the challenges this brings for platforms that claim to offer anonymous crime reporting, and ask what can be done to assure members of the public that their identity can still be protected.

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Jennifer Cole
Senior Research Fellow, Resilience & Emergency Management

Jennifer Cole is a Senior Research Fellow at RUSI, working within the National Security and Resilience Department. Since joining the... read more

Alexandra Stickings
Research Analyst, National Security and Resilience

Alexandra Stickings is a Research Analyst within the National Security and Resilience Studies group at RUSI. Working primarily within... read more

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