February 04, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, global tech trade association ITI welcomed the reintroduction of the Invest in Child Safety Act by U.S. Senators Wyden (D-OR), Gillibrand (D-NY), Brown (D-OH), Hirono (D-HI), and U.S. Representative Eshoo (D-CA):

“Tech companies have a responsibility and a commitment to protect children online in close collaboration with law enforcement,” said Jason Oxman, ITI President and CEO. “The Invest in Child Safety Act is a welcome step toward this goal. We are grateful to Senators Wyden, Gillibrand, Brown, and Hirono, and to Representative Eshoo, for their attention to this critical issue. The tech industry is ready to work with policymakers to advance this bill and to continue to develop meaningful solutions to ensure technology offers a safe online environment.”

ITI supported the measure when it was first introduced in the 116th Congress, and in March 2020 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.

Public Policy Tags: Internet Governance, Federal Advocacy