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Statement On The Introduction Of The SHIELD Act In The House

Washington, DC – IA Vice President, Federal Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution Act (SHIELD Act) in the House of Representatives, which would criminalize the distribution of non-consensual intimate imagery (NCII):

“The internet industry urges the immediate passage the SHIELD Act because it’s past time that NCII was criminalized at the federal level. NCII has no place on the internet, and we commend Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and John Katko (R-NY) for their leadership on this important issue in the House. IA and our member companies are committed to helping the victims of NCII remove this insidious content and secure justice against bad actors. We will continue working with policymakers and government to make our services safe places for everyone. IA looks forward to this important legislation passing both the House and Senate with bipartisan support.”