Online Platforms, Trafficking, and Intermediary Liability
Date: Apr. 12, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us Monday, April 12th at 2 PM (ET) / 11 AM (PT) for a virtual panel discussion with technology, criminal law, and human trafficking experts.
There is no doubt that sex trafficking is a horrific crime and evildoers have used the Internet to expand and exploit its practice. Two sister bills, FOSTA-SESTA, were created with the stated goal of preventing sex trafficking and became law three years ago on April 11, 2018.
This law has had broad global implications as tech companies attempt to ensure they are complying with it. The law brought a range of changes to include pushing websites to prevent users (or more specifically exploiters) from using their platform to “sell” sex services. Many have been critical of these changes arguing that the law has largely failed to protect victims of human trafficking and other sex workers by driving them deeper underground.
So now that we are three years into this landmark legislation. What were the goals? What actually happened? And what should we be doing now?
Director of the Free Expression Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology
Operations Coordinator, of the California Cybersecurity Institute at California Polytechnic State University
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, at Notre Dame Law School
Lincoln Network’s Innovation, Cyber, and National Security Analyst (Moderator)