Tampa, Florida : KinderGard Child Security immediately introduced help of H.R. 5082, the Revising Current Procedures On Reporting by way of Expertise (REPORT) Act to assist finish the web exploitation of kids. The unique cosponsors of the bipartisan invoice embrace Congresswoman Laurel Lee (R-FL), Reps. Susie Lee (D-NV-03), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA-01), and Madeleine Dean (D-PA-04).
“At the moment, increasingly kids are utilizing expertise which has sadly made them susceptible to exploitation by on-line predators. The REPORT Act will assist battle in opposition to the exploitation of kids on-line by strengthening current reporting procedures and requiring corporations to reveal crimes involving youngster sexual abuse to NCMEC,” mentioned Rep. Laurel Lee. “I’m proud to champion this bipartisan laws that can assist legislation enforcement rapidly establish and prosecute perpetrators to guard our youngsters from threats on-line.”
The bipartisan invoice would offer a lot wanted reforms to the CyberTipline, corresponding to:
Including intercourse trafficking of kids and enticement crimes to reporting obligations by web sites and social media platforms
Rising penalties for failure to report exploitative content material (fines as much as $850,000)
Requires web sites and social media platforms to report violations of federal trafficking and enticement
Will increase the time proof that has been submitted to the CyberTipline is preserved by web sites and social media platforms to provide legislation enforcement extra time to analyze and prosecute.
Senators Jon Ossoff (D-GA) And Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) launched the REPORT Act within the Senate.
“Because the CEO of Kindergard, a corporation devoted to the well-being and security of kids, I wholeheartedly endorse H.R. 5082, the REPORT Act. Defending our youngsters from on-line exploitation is not only a duty, however an ethical crucial. This laws takes a vital step in the direction of making a safer digital surroundings for our youngest era. By revising current procedures on reporting by way of expertise, we will empower platforms, legislation enforcement, and caregivers to extra successfully fight on-line threats and make sure that our youngsters can discover the digital world with out worry. Allow us to unite in help of this necessary invoice and work in the direction of a future the place each youngster can thrive, each on-line and offline.” – David Happe, KinderGard CEO