Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Congressman John Katko (R-NY) will be joined by Actor and Privacy Rights Advocate Amber Heard and other privacy and victims’ rights advocates for the reintroduction of her federal legislation that targets perpetrators who knowingly share sexually explicit or nude images of someone without their consent, also known as “nonconsensual pornography” or “revenge porn.” The SHIELD (stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution) Act will hold accountable and deter violators of intimate privacy, from vengeful exes to online predators who profit from and entertain themselves with the distribution of private intimate images. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is introducing companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.
- Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Co-Chair, Democratic Women's Caucus
- Congressman John Katko (R-NY)
- Amber Heard, Actor and Privacy Rights Advocate
- Katelyn Bowden, Founder, The BADASS Army
- David White, National Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA
- Mary Anne Franks, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, and President and Legislative & Tech Policy Director, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
- Holly Jacobs, Founder, Board Member, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
WHAT: Actor and Privacy Rights Advocate Amber Heard and other privacy rights advocates join Congresswoman Speier for introduction of federal legislation targeting perpetrators who share intimate images without consent.
WHERE: H-137, Closest to the Capitol Visitor Entrance at Independence Avenue and First Street, SE
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 2 p.m. ET.
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