GCHQ experts back scanning of encrypted phone messages to fight child abuse
Ian Levy, technical director of the NCSC, and Crispin Robinson, technical director of GCHQ, back client-side scanning software on mobile phones to detect child abuse.
They proposed in a discussion paper, “Thoughts on child safety on commodity platforms”, that client-side scanning software placed on mobile phones and other electronic devices could be deployed to police child abuse without disrupting individuals’ privacy and security.
The proposals were criticised yesterday by technology companies, campaign groups and academics.
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