Take 10 minutes to email the federal government in response to their public consultation. Advocate for robust policies to stop the spread of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) & the non-consensual sharing of intimate images online.
The government has launched a public consultation to hear Canadian’s views on their proposed new framework for dealing with 5 online harms. As Defend Dignity exists to end sexual exploitation, we are only focusing on 2 of those harms: CSAM and the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. We’d like to see many things changed but have highlighted 3 of our priorities below.
Email your response to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Digital Citizen Initiative, Department of Canadian Heritage)
Due Date: September 25th, 2021
Ask them to:
Ensure that sites who frequently host CSAM and/or intimate images shared without consent do not receive criminal immunity from past offenses and will be held criminally responsible if they do not comply with the regulatory demands
- Sites must be required to take robust proactive measures to prevent uploading CSAM and/or intimate images shared without consent, including verifying the age & consent of all those depicted prior to hosting content
- Adopt the proposed changes to strengthen the Mandatory Reporting Act
- Also, they’ve outlined 2 options of what information sites would be required to give to law enforcement when they report CSAM. Ask them to adopt option #2, which would be user’s basic subscriber information. This would allow law enforcement to locate offenders and rescue victimized children faster.
To get all the details & read the proposed framework: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/harmful-online-content.html