Current law requires online service providers to report content known as child sexual abuse material to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline. Failing to do so can result in a fine of up to $150,000.
The REPORT Act increases mandatory reporting requirements and fines significantly: $600,000 for small organizations and $850,000 for large ones on the first offense. Subsequent violations could incur fines of up to $1 million.
The measure also would allow electronic communication service providers to voluntarily preserve CyberTipline reports for longer than a year. Currently, reports can only be preserved for 90 days.
Latest Action: Passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 6, 2023
Deadline: January 7, 2025