Leaked opinion of the Commission sets off alarm bells for mass surveillance of private communications
A newly-revealed Opinion of a European Commission review board about their own colleagues’ upcoming proposal for a ‘Legislation to effectively tackle child sexual abuse’ shows strong concerns with the legislative proposal.
Leaked by French media outlet Contexte on 22 March, and dated 15 February 2022 confirms the fears raised about the proposal which could destroy the integrity of private online communications across the EU, and set a dangerous precedent for the world.
The current draft of the Legislation, from Commissioner Johansson and her team in DG HOME, contains rules which would force online communications service providers to conduct the generalised monitoring of people’s private communications – even those that are encrypted.
Source: Leaked opinion of the Commission sets off alarm bells for mass surveillance of private communications – European Digital Rights (EDRi)