The EU commission wants to require that nearly all digital communication in the EU is scanned to detect child abuse crimes. This scanning will scrutinize private messages, voice chats and photos that citizens send to each other. The new law will also require that chat program developers include functionality to scan the messages before they get encrypted so that even end-to-end-encrypted messages can be scanned.
This proposed law is a massive violation of the confidentiality of personal communication. Various legal assessments have pointed out that this law is not compatible with the existing EU laws and various technical assessments have made it clear that the proposed technological solution will not effectively help to achieve the aim of protecting children and massive negative side effects are to be expected. And yet, the EU commission still tries to push this law forward.
We will look at the history of the law, the current situation and the path forward.
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Schedule for Chatcontrol - Every private message is suspicious
- Friday, Aug 4th, 2023, 13:00 (CEST) - Friday, Aug 4th, 2023, 14:00 (CEST) at Speakers Tent