r/technology – EU Chat Control: Civil Liberties Committee to vote on searching all private messages for allegedly illegal material


This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 71%. (I’m a bot)


Tomorrow, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will vote on a legislative proposal that would allow e-mail, messaging and chat providers to automatically search all personal electronic mail and messages of each citizen for presumed child pornography or child grooming.

Breyer points to a legal assessment by a former Court of Justice judge according to which indiscriminate chat control violates fundamental rights.

“The Commission is preparing follow-up legislation to make chat control mandatory for all providers, potentially including services that are so fare safely end-to-end encrypted. So far the process is used by US providers only. Abuse victim Alexander Hanff has been criticising chat control arguing „it will not stop children from being abused, it will simply push the abuse further underground, make it more and more difficult to detect and ultimately lead to more children being abused as the end result.”


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This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 71%. (I’m a bot)


Tomorrow, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will vote on a legislative proposal that would allow e-mail, messaging and chat providers to automatically search all personal electronic mail and messages of each citizen for presumed child pornography or child grooming.

Breyer points to a legal assessment by a former Court of Justice judge according to which indiscriminate chat control violates fundamental rights.

“The Commission is preparing follow-up legislation to make chat control mandatory for all providers, potentially including services that are so fare safely end-to-end encrypted. So far the process is used by US providers only. Abuse victim Alexander Hanff has been criticising chat control arguing „it will not stop children from being abused, it will simply push the abuse further underground, make it more and more difficult to detect and ultimately lead to more children being abused as the end result.”


Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: message#1chat#2providers#3police#4abuse#5

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