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EU’s Plans to Combat Child Pornography Raise Privacy Concerns

May 10, 2022, 4:58 PM

The European Commission’s plan to combat child sexual abuse material online is already raising privacy concerns.

The proposal would allow courts in the EU to require companies to detect child sexual abuse material and grooming of children online, according to documents seen by Bloomberg.

Privacy advocates and lawmakers are already raising alarm bells about the proposal ahead of its publication on Wednesday, arguing that it would allow companies spy on people using the internet.

Jan Penfrat at the European Digital Rights group posted on Twitter that the proposal looks like a “shameful” surveillance law “entirely unfitting for any free ...