The group said it wanted to raise the alarm about a largely unknown but quickly spreading new form of child exploitation that has tens of thousands of victims in the Philippines alone, known as webcam child sex tourism.
Interpol said it would not comment further on the operation itself, but did warn non-governmental organisations against trying to usurp the role of police.
She said: “I am now on Mirtazapine [an anti-depressant] to stop me going off the rails, although it’s impossible to actually treat the depression and anxiety and occasional suicidal thoughts because it’s the debt that’s mostly responsible for those feelings.“I have a grandchild now and another on the way, but I do not have time or energy to see the family as I am having to spend all my waking hours at work, and then the rest of the time trying to feel less terrible from having worked.”“It is very important to point out that the majority of sex work isn’t conducted by disabled people or addicts, as the media may portray – most people in the business are perfectly normal, everyday people who chose this because it suited them.
A year after her death, most people remember Amanda Todd from her You Tube video, holding up hand-written pages describing how one mistake in front of a webcam led to her torment by bullies at school and online.
"We believe that criminal investigations using intrusive surveillance measures should be the exclusive responsibility of law enforcement agencies," Europol spokesman Soren Pedersen told Reuters.