Child Online Safety Modernization Act (COSMA)

The Child Online Safety Modernization Act:

  1. replaces the term "child pornography" with the more accurate "child sexual abuse material" in US federal law
  2. updates the rules requiring CSAM to be reported to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
    • platforms must preserve evidence of CSAM for one year (previously 90 days)
    • platforms must include additional data in reports that can assist in locating victims and perpetrators where available
  3. requires platforms to report apparent child sex trafficking and enticement to NCMEC

Latest Action: Introduced and referred to Judiciary committee on August 9, 2023
Deadline: January 7, 2025

Bill Status
Passed First Committee
Passed First Chamber
Passed Both Committees
Passed Both Chambers
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Read the Bill: HR 5182
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