Industry experts concerned by UK threat to encryption

05/07/2023 | Digit

A group of researchers and scientists in the fields of information security and cryptography have written an open letter expressing concerns about the Online Safety Bill and how it interacts with privacy and security technologies. They believe that surveillance technologies, which are meant to provide online safety and prevent the dissemination of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), undermine privacy guarantees and safety online. Furthermore, they argue that such monitoring is incompatible with maintaining today's online communication protocols and that attempts to sidestep this contradiction are doomed to fail.

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