The world should be a place where children are safe from abuse and exploitation, which is why MasterCard has been a proud member of the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography (FCACP) since its inception in 2006. Comprised of 34 banks, payment, and Internet services companies, this coalition leads a global movement to protect children from commercial sexual exploitation. Together, the coalition takes action by following the flow of funds through payment accounts used to support merchants peddling child pornography and then shuts down the payment accounts. While there are always emerging issues to be addressed, since the coalition formed, the commercial sale of child pornography in the U.S. has been essentially eradicated.
The FCACP is managed by the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) and its sister agency, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) .