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Technology 24-06-2022

Tech Brief: necessary surveillance, digital commons, AI options

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The protection of the fundamental right to respect for private life at EU level requires, in accordance with settled...
Technology 30-05-2022

Known content detection is not new but potential for protecting children is huge

The bold proposals set out by the European Commission to get a grip on the spread of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on the internet are probably some of the most aggressive measures so far in the battle to protect children online, writes Dan Sexton.
Technology 27-05-2022

Tech Brief: to be or not to be a platform worker, digital portfolio, CSAM

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Technology 13-05-2022

Tech Brief: the encryption question, NIS2 agreed, platform workers’ battle

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Today’s proposal sets clear obligations for companies to detect and report the abuse of children, with strong safeguards guaranteeing...
Data protection 10-05-2022

LEAK: Commission to force scanning of communications to combat child pornography

The European Commission is to put forward a generalised scanning obligation for messaging services, according to a draft proposal obtained by EURACTIV.
Technology 26-04-2022

The Netherlands provides global hub for child pornography

The European Commission's proposal to fight child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online is still pending, while the EU has become a 'destination of choice' when it comes to hosting such content, according to a new report.
Technology 08-02-2022

Europe is world’s largest host of child pornography, advocacy groups say

The dissemination of child pornography has exploded during the pandemic, NGOs warned on Safer Internet Day (8 February), pressuring the European Commission to present its initiative to counter the phenomenon following months of unexplained delays.
Technology 16-11-2021

UK lawmaker: Child safety online should focus on outcomes, not technologies

As the European Commission is due to present a new proposal next month on how to fight child sexual abuse material (CSAM), Beeban Kidron strikes a more cautious tone, warning the terms of the ongoing policy debate in the EU are not the right ones.
Data protection 21-10-2021

Whistleblowers are impossible without encryption, Edward Snowden says

On Global Encryption Day (21 October), Edward Snowden, the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations, defined encryption as a matter of life and death. A day earlier, a coalition of EU lawmakers voiced concerns that an upcoming legislative proposal could open the door to mass surveillance.
Data protection 16-04-2021

Google backs EU plans to fight child sexual abuse

Google has said it backs the need for a derogation from the ePrivacy directive and supports the notion of creating a European centre that would cover law enforcement, prevention and victim support at the EU level.
New EU rules that will allow online messaging services to scan content for suspected abuse material should ensure that 'error rates are as low as possible' in terms of mistakes in identifying legal adult sexual content transmitted in online communications, an EU source close to the talks has informed EURACTIV.
Technology 10-02-2021

Council wants ‘low error rates’ for sexting in new online abuse rules

New EU rules that will allow online messaging services to scan content for suspected abusive material should ensure that 'error rates are as low as possible' in identifying legal adult sexual content transmitted in online communications, an EU source close to the talks told EURACTIV.