Washington, DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the END Child Exploitation Act by Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH), Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) and Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) with U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV):
“IA member companies have zero tolerance for child sexual abuse material. It has no place online or offline. IA member companies are continually seeking ways to partner with each other, child safety organizations including NCMEC, law enforcement, parents, and other stakeholders to fight child exploitation.
“IA supports the END Child Exploitation Act to extend the preservation period for CyberTipline reports to benefit law enforcement agencies who, overwhelmed by the number of referrals, may not be able to initiate an investigation within the original 90 day period. IA applauds Rep. Gonzalez for developing a common sense solution to remove an obstacle to successful law enforcement investigations.”