April 13, 2008

EIE President Participates in Second Internet Safety Task Force in Washington, D.C. (April 30)

EIE President Participates in Second Internet Safety Task Force

On April 30, 2008, Enough Is Enough® President, Donna Rice Hughes will join other leaders from the Internet industry, non-profit, and Internet safety world for the second Internet Safety Task Force meeting at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C. The industry-wide Internet Safety Technical Task Force will focus on identifying effective online safety tools and technologies, including a review of age-verification and identity authentication tools to help make the Internet safer for users across all platforms. The Task Force includes Internet businesses, identity authentication experts, non-profit organizations, academics and technology companies. The Task Force was organized by MySpace with the support of the Attorneys General, and will be chaired by John Palfrey, executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. The Task Force is composed of industry-leading Internet businesses, non-profit organizations, and technology companies, including: AOL, Aristotle, the Berkman Center, the Center for Democracy & Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Conectsafely.org, Comcast, FOSI, Google, the Family Online Safety Institute, iKeepSafe, IAC, Institute for Policy Innovation, Linden Lab, Loopt, Idology, Microsoft, MySpace, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), News Corporation, the Progress and Freedom Foundation (PFF), Sentinel Tech, Symantec, and Verizon. The Task Force will prepare quarterly reports with their findings and present a final report at the end of the year.