EU member states are seeking an extension of the interim regulation on child sexual abuse material (CSAM) until August 3, 2027. The regulation, which was initially set to expire on August 3, 2024, enables companies to detect and report CSAM voluntarily. However, the permanent regulation proposal is still awaiting approval in the EU Council of Ministers after it received criticism. The European Parliament approved its CSAM position in October.
In a related article for the Tech Policy Press, Viktoria Tomova, the European Digital Rights Communications and Media Officer, considers how the focus on children's privacy standards could result in weakened privacy laws and promote personal privacy violations. She references the EU's proposed CSAM measures and the criticism surrounding it by privacy experts and advocacy groups.
Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, Inside Privacy reports that the US Senate has passed the Revising Existing Procedures on Reporting via Technology (REPORT) Act, which includes new CSAM reporting obligations.
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