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

Original post found at: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/eu-surveillance-csam/

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

So the list can be expanded on demand. In the beginning, the laws will say that providers must scan for child pornography - this is what politicians always claim when they need the broadest possible consensus for new surveillance capabilities. But in the next step, the authorities will also look for other things: terrorists, human traffickers, drug dealers, gang criminals.

And in some countries also after opposition members or journalists.

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