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How Data-Led Insights Can Help Build Safer Online Communities

By Tessera Data

As the world continues to shift towards more online interactions and transactions, the challenge of online trust and safety continues to grow in importance.  How do you keep online communities safe when the perpetrators are hiding behind computer screens?

Let’s take a deeper look into today’s challenges and how trust and safety insights using people data can help create online safety and security.


The Rising Online Safety Issue

The truth of online threats is undeniably in the numbers.

The Federal Trade Commission reported that in the United States one in ten adults will fall victim to a scam or fraud every year with a majority of these occurrences taking place online.

Pew Research Center has measured that 41% of Americans have experienced some form of online harassment, which includes offensive name-calling, purposeful embarrassment, stalking, physical threats, harassment over a sustained period of time, and sexual harassment.

Across the nation, organizations are turning to a more data-driven approach to transform the standard for online safety and help protect communities from online fraud, harassment, theft, data breaches, and beyond.


The Use of Criminal Data for Online Safety

Preventing potentially dangerous online interactions is difficult – particularly as our time and interactions online continue to grow.  However, criminal data research has been proven to help diminish online threats and instill a new level of online trust and safety.

The challenge is finding easily accessible, coherent criminal data for risk identification, mitigation, and management.  With an abundance of diverse data sets across thousands of sources, finding the people data you need to make informed trust and safety decisions can be quite a cumbersome task.

Alternatively, you can find a trusted criminal data provider who does the heavy lifting for you. This is the best way to navigate the difficulties and time-consuming processes of retrieving pertinent risk mitigation information.

With this information, you can then start to protect your online community by researching the risk of those online, thereby creating a safer online community.


How to Get Started Improving Community Safety 

Improving online community safety comes from using a data-driven approach to risk. Once you’ve located the data you need, you’re well on your way!

So how does it work? Once you have the data, improving online community safety comes from using deep people data insights. To make it fast and affordable to create an additional layer of online safety precautions, consider finding a data provider that leverages data automation for fast criminal data insights.

Automation has been revolutionizing the way data is gathered, compiled, searched, and shared for faster, more efficient criminal data research. This gets the results into your hands faster to  empower leaders to make trust and safety decisions more rapidly to help protect their online community members sooner rather than later.

Using these modern data processes, you can find the criminal insights you need more quickly and more accurately, at a fraction of the cost of previous manual data methods.

Foster the trust and safety of your community by setting the bar high for preventative measures with a full-scope risk assessment and continual risk management of each individual they may interact with.

This additional sense of online safety also helps establish customer loyalty and protects your brand’s reputation. 


How to Select a Data Provider for Your Online Community

To find the right criminal data partner, it will be beneficial to establish a set of objectives for the data you want to receive so you can reach your data-led insight goals.

First, determine how you will access the information. There are a few ways to access extensive criminal databases:

  1. Through the data provider’s client portal
  2. Through an API integration
  3. Through a bulk data download

Next, dictate your search criteria and cadence.  How often do you want to or need to run searches? What specific information is important to you?

Are you most interested in sex offender registries?  What about arrest records or open warrants?  Defining your criteria clearly will help you make data-driven decisions that drive online safety.

Once you have an idea of how you want to receive data and what people data you need, it’s time to consult with a vendor to better understand if their criminal data product offerings aligns with your previously established, data-driven community safety goals.


Improve Your Online Trust and Safety with Tessera Data™

Tessera Data can give you the key to over 800 million criminal records for substantial person-risk awareness through thousands of data sources. In fact, you’ll gain access to 99% of the US population’s criminal records with Tessera Data.

Uncover information across an assortment of sources that can help you build online trust and safety:

  • 2,000+ government sources
  • 900+ sex offender sources
  • 700+ Patriot Global watchlist sources
  • 260+ court sources
  • 80+ Department of Correction sources
  • 70+ warrant sources 
  • 60+ arrest sources 

With extensive data coverage, each search you run can help improve your community’s online safety by discovering the need to know facts about a person’s background.

See the bigger picture by searching criminal records, sex offender registries, and security watchlists to accurately assess an individual’s criminal history and help make your community safe.


Better Data for Better Insights

Reveal the true value of information. Learn more about using our criminal database for community trust and safety to build a brighter future.

Want more information? Get in touch with us!  

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