WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement on the Invest in Child Safety Act, introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif):
“The technology industry is committed to working together with law enforcement to protect children online,” said Jason Oxman, ITI President and CEO. “The Invest in Child Safety Act is another welcome step to strengthen our ability to prevent and prosecute online child sexual abuse. This measure would take meaningful and focused action to address these vile criminal acts by providing additional resources for law enforcement, thereby enabling more robust response to the millions of reports of abusive material technology companies make to authorities every day.”
Earlier this year, ITI joined several tech companies and the governments of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to support the Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, which outline 11 actions to address child exploitation online.