Membership Citeria

1. Business requirements

  • Members must be technology related companies and have at least one product or service that could reasonably be affected by child sexual exploitation.
  • Members must be committed to taking appropriate steps to mitigate such abuse as evidenced by the criteria below.
  • Membership will not be open to vendor companies whose main business is providing content moderation tooling and moderation services to other companies, but who do not host or provide access to content themselves

2. Commitments

Members must have a desire to combatting online CSEA and a desire to help expand the capacity of the tech industry to combat online CSEA.

3. Published standards

Members must prohibit child sexual exploitation and abuse material in their terms of service, community guidelines, or other publicly available policies or statements.

4. Reporting

Members must be able to receive reports of and take action, as appropriate, on illegal CSEA.

5. Technical solutions

Members must commit to helping further technological approaches to mitigating online CSEA.

6. Transparency

Members must support transparency and accountability in the fight against online CSEA.

7. Relevant Frameworks

Members must have a commitment to respect for human rights and children’s rights and must take steps to familiarize themselves with relevant international policy frameworks and codes of practice relating to online CSEA.

8. Partnership with civil society

Members must commit to engaging, individually or collectively, with civil society groups, including those who represent the voices of survivors, researchers, and legal, privacy and other relevant experts.

9. Commitment to engage

Members must commit to active membership, including participation in membership and committee meetings as appropriate, identify a lead representative, and commit to the timely payment of dues.

Membership Tiers

The Technology Coalition membership is a tiered system. Different tiers offer different opportunities to get involved with the governance of the Technology Coalition, with different levels of funding required. Those tiers are summarized below.

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To learn more about membership or the application process, please use the ‘Contact Us’ section of this website.