New EU law allows screening of online messages to detect child abuse
The European Parliament adopted on Tuesday (6 July) the final version of the ePrivacy derogation, a temporary measure enabling providers of electronic communication services to scan and report private online messages containing material depicting child sex abuse. The provisions also allow companies to apply approved technologies to detect grooming techniques.
The new regulation provides a legal framework for tech companies to monitor interpersonal communications on a voluntary basis with the purpose of detecting and reporting material depicting sexual abuse of minors or attempts to groom children.
Source: New EU law allows screening of online messages to detect child abuse – EURACTIV.com