An investigation has uncovered a web of influence behind the European Commission's proposal for a new EU legislation to prevent and combat child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Experts have warned that the proposal puts rights at risk and will introduce new vulnerabilities by undermining encryption. The proposal is similar to the provisions contained within the Online Safety Bill that the UK government backed down from at the 11th hour.
The investigation connects the dots between key actors backing the advocacy campaign in favour of the proposal and their direct links with Commissioner Ylva Johansson and her cabinet. The investigation also claims that the EU Law enforcement agency, Europol, is already considering the possibilities it offers to scan for more than just CSAM.
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