Encryption, data retention among member states EU CSAM law concerns

22/03/2023 | EURACTIV

Formal comments from the European Council's Law Enforcement Working Party regarding its ongoing discussion about a draft EU law seeking to fight child sexual abuse material (CSAM) from 15 member state governments highlight the main points of concern. Unsurprisingly, the European Commission’s CSAM proposal to issue detection orders targeting communication services providers, such as WhatsApp or Gmail, is the most contentious as it's considered at odds with end-to-end encryption. Germany requested an amendment stating technologies that "disrupt, weaken, circumvent or modify encryption" will not be used. Meanwhile, Estonia, Italy and Slovakia are concerned about data retention. 

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