The financial services industry is one of the best allies we have in the fight against human trafficking. Banks, credit card companies and others in that sector can sift data to find patterns that indicate human trafficking and help to shut those networks down.
But under current law, nonprofits that share data with the financial services industry lack liability protections. That law needs to change so nonprofits and the financial service industry can work together, responsibly, to end human trafficking.
Identifying the profits of criminal activity is an extremely complicated business. As we get better at detecting, criminals get better at evading. This bill will allow the sharing of critical data that may assist in the detection, deterrence, or prevention of trafficking to financial institutions. If leads from NGOs can be provided to financial institutions, this could lead to more relevant and actionable information for law enforcement, and ultimately stop large international human trafficking rings.
We need your help to call on the U.S. Senate to pass a bill that stops human traffickers from profiting through U.S. banks. Don't wait - use to the form to send a letter directly to your U.S. Senators urging them to act.
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