Public Engagement

Our Engagement Philosophy

Public engagement is a critical component of our efforts to develop industry best practices for trust and safety. DTSP engages widely with consumer and user advocates, policymakers, law enforcement, relevant NGOs and various industry-wide experts to help us evolve our approach to trust and safety best practices.

As a U.S.-based organization that aims to develop best practices that can be applied globally, international engagement is especially important for DTSP.

Our engagement strategy is rooted in our experience that external stakeholders bring invaluable insights about what trust and safety practices work and how they can be improved. As our partnership evolves, it is important to remain informed by these viewpoints. Equally important, we want to raise awareness about industry efforts and best practices with other stakeholders.

How We Engage With Stakeholders

DTSP’s Outreach and Engagement Committee sets our overarching strategy for public engagement, which takes place through events, collaborations, consultations, and one-on-one meetings.


DTSP regularly participates in a variety of international conferences and events relevant to digital trust and safety. 

Upcoming Events

  • July 22-24, 2024: DTSP will be at TrustCon 2024

Past Events

Watch recordings of select public events.

Global Age Assurance Standards Summit

Watch DTSP ED David Sullivan’s keynote presentation at the Global Age Assurance Standards Summit in Manchester, UK.

2023 Internet Governance Forum

DTSP held an Open Forum at the 2023 Internet Governance Forum in Kyoto, Japan.

RightsCon Costa Rica

Watch a fireside chat featuring DTSP members at RightsCon Costa Rica. 

Paris Peace Forum 2022

DTSP spoke at the roundtable on governance content online at the 2022 Paris Peace Forum.


DTSP works together with other organizations in support safer and more trustworthy digital products and services.

DTSP is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Coalition for Digital Safety, serving as co-chair of the Digital Safety Risk Assessment workstream.

International Standards

DTSP works with organizations to develop international standards for trust and safety.


DTSP has issued several public consultations related to our best practices, assessment process, and other publications. Future consultations will be posted here, along with the results of previous consultations. 


  • Check back for future consultations.


Other Ways to Engage with DTSP