In its proposal the EU Commission is planning to abolish online privacy altogether. It proposes a new mass surveillance system that would read private

The EU Commission is planning automatic CSAM scanning of your private communication – or total surveillance in the name of child protection.

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In its proposal the EU Commission is planning to abolish online privacy altogether. It proposes a new mass surveillance system that would read private text messages, not only to detect CSAM, but to detect "grooming".

This would be the worst surveillance mechanism ever established outside of China, and all in the pretext of protecting children.

Cryptography professor Matthew Green said that the EU proposal "describes the most sophisticated mass surveillance machinery ever deployed outside of China and the USSR. Not an exaggeration."

We need to look very carefully at what could go wrong with such extensive surveillance measures as the EU Commission has just proposed.

We all need to be aware that, according to the Commission's plans, we are all to be secretly monitored - all the time. The list of images and content that will be searched for can be adjusted.

Once a law forces communication providers to implement client-side scanning, the tool that does it could theoretically search for anything and everything.

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