The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Friday announced that it has introduced an AMBER Alert program, a child abduction alert system that originated in the United States, in cooperation with the popular social media Facebook.
Under the program, the CIB will forward the photos and personal data of missing and possibly abducted children as well as their suspected abductors to Facebook after obtaining the consent of the victims' legal guardians.
The information will then be published on the News Feed of users located near where the victims were last seen.
The bureau said the program will allow the public to help in the search for missing and possibly abducted children, in the hope that they can be rescued in the shortest time possible.
According to the CIB, the alert program is applicable to kidnapping cases involving victims under the age of 18 and possible criminal cases in which children under 7 remain unaccounted for 24 hours after being reported missing.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel