Quantifind, Polaris partner to prevent human trafficking

Quantifind, a developer of advanced risk intelligence and tools software, will help Polaris discover and disrupt human trafficking operations, as part of a new partnership.

The Polaris Financial Intelligence Unit collects and interprets data collected from its human trafficking hotline, as well as other sources. Through this, it searches for red flags for human trafficking and shares this with financial services and law enforcement communities.

In a bid to upgrade its capabilities, Polaris will leverage Quantifind’s Graphyte solution, which provides web-based investigation applications and comprehensive open-source data, to get deeper insights into traffickers and their networks.

Quantifind CEO and founder Ari Tuchman said, “Polaris’s innovative data-driven, intel-sharing approach has been incredibly impactful in disrupting human trafficking for over a decade. “We are humbled to have the opportunity for our products to contribute to their critical work and success in financial crimes intelligence.”

Graphyte is a software-as-a-service solution that offers advanced risk intelligence and tools used to investigate financial crimes.

Speaking on the partnership, Polaris strategic initiatives director Sara Crowe said, “The work of our Financial Intelligence Unit is a pillar of our efforts to make human trafficking a high-risk, low-reward activity, and it would be impossible without premier data and investigation tools.

“We chose Quantifind’s solution not only because it consolidates all the data and tools needed to fully leverage open-source intelligence, but also for its ability to so accurately target those risk typologies specific to human trafficking.”

Polaris is a non-governmental organisation that works to combat and prevent sex and labour trafficking across North America. Its strategy is built on the idea trafficking does not happen in a vacuum but is predictable based on persistent injustices and inequities in society and economies.

Quantifind has established several partnerships this year. A recent deal saw it partner with Varo Bank to support the bank’s adverse media screening and investigations automation performance.

Varo uses Quantifind’s AI-powered risk assessments and investigation tools to detect and characterise risk signals and better combat money laundering.

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