June 3, 2002
Ranjit de Silva, 202-482-7002
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has initiated a notice and comment proceeding to evaluate whether currently available Internet blocking or filtering technology measures adequately address the needs of educational institutions and to evaluate the effectiveness of children's Internet safety policies.
Section 1703 of the Children's Internet Protection Act of 2000 (CIPA) directs NTIA to examine the following issues:
NTIA will use the comments as a basis for recommendations to Congress on how to foster the development of technology protection measures that meet the needs of educational institutions.