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ASACP Attends State of the Net and FOSI Conferences in D.C.

Los Angeles, CA (April 30, 2009) – The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) was in Washington D.C. last week participating in the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Keeping Kids Safe in a Mobile Environment Conference and The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee's State of the Mobile Net Conference.

Technology and Forensic Research Director Tim Henning attended both events on behalf of ASACP.

FOSI’s Keeping Kids Safe in a Mobile Environment Conference took place on April 22nd and topics included investigating challenges to a safe online experience that are unique to wireless devices, how kids are using wireless devices and what more can be done to keep them safe, and a discussion of the emerging areas of concerns. Keynote Speakers included representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association, and the Attorney General of Maryland.

The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee's State of the Mobile Net Conference took place on April 23rd and topics focused on what the Mobile Net is, how it operates, trends, privacy, and what policy framework will further enable innovation on the mobile net. Speakers included representatives from the Federal Communications Commission; the U.S. Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation; the Center for Democracy & Technology; and from companies such as IBM, Yahoo!, T-Mobile, Nokia, and Google.

“Both conferences were very valuable for ASACP as I was able to discuss the RTA ‘Restricted To Adults’ Website Label with many participants and demonstrate how the industry is committed to the protection of children while online. I was also able to learn about, in great detail, the issues that are of most concern to law enforcement, providers and policy makers when it comes to the protection of children in the mobile environment,” stated Henning.

Henning will be returning to D.C. in June to participate in the semi-annual meeting of the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography, Henning is a member of the coalition’s Analytics Working Group and Technology Challenges Working Group.

Founded in 1996, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating child pornography from the Internet. ASACP also works to help parents prevent children from viewing age-inappropriate material online with its RTA ‘Restricted to Adults’ Website Label. Companies and individuals interested in supporting ASACP may go to www.asacp.org for more information on how to get involved.

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