On 23 October, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) hosted a seminar to discuss the European Commission's proposed regulation on Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). Among the key takeaways in the summary report were the complex nature of child sexual abuse and the need for different forms of prevention and investigation. The EDPS also found the proposed detection orders would interfere with the private communications of people without any connection to child sexual abuse. Furthermore, the orders would undermine end-to-end encryption and that existing detection technologies for CSAM are insufficiently reliable. As such, proposed detection orders for known CSAM would lead to general and indiscriminate monitoring of private communications.
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