Brookings Webcast on Sextortion, Cybersecurity and Privacy

By Cody M. Poplin
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9:00 AM

This morning Benjamin Wittes hosted an online webcast previewing two new Brookings studies on "sextortion," a new form of remote sexual assault. Danielle Citron and Carrie A. Goldberg also offered their insights on cybercrime, exploring what sextortion is and what lawmakers can do to stop this egregious crime.

This Spreecast accompanies the release of two new papers authored by Benjamin Wittes, Cody Poplin, Quinta Jurecic, and Clara Spera. In “Sextortion: Cybersecurity, teenagers, and remote sexual assault,” the authors provide an in-depth study of 78 sextortion cases, and in “Closing the sextortion sentencing gap: A legislative proposal” they recommend a new federal law on the subject.

You can watch the full event below:

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