Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
This week the U.S. Attorney General announced the initiative: Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. A five country ministerial partnering with tech industry leaders have agreed to establish a baseline framework for companies that provide online services to deter use of the Internet as a tool for sexually exploiting and abusing children. This is a good thing. A strong public/private partnership is needed to address this issue. While the online tech companies and government don't agree on everything, where there is agreement they should take action. In this case they have identified 11 Principals that companies should follow. These Principals have been endorsed by Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Roblox, Snapchat, and Twitter.
Kudos to those who want to be part of the answer.