Governor Hochul Signs Online Safety Package Legislation

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October 22, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation relating to online safety. Legal Momentum's contribution was vital in ensuring that our law evolved to criminalize coerced and extorted sexual images so that victims of sextortion have redress. As Jennifer Becker, Deputy Legal Director and Senior Attorney for Legal Momentum, said, “Many of the victims of sextortion—disproportionately young women—are targeted online and coerced into creating and sending sexual images, which can be the start of a long, harmful cycle of abuse. New Yorkers have a tool to hold offenders accountable.