The EU’s temptation to break end-to-end encryption
The EU’s regulation to fight CSAM introduces the obligation for technology companies providing hosting or communication services to conduct risk assessments and consequently adopt mitigating measures to prevent the dissemination of child pornography.
The relevant national authorities would be in charge of assessing whether such measures would provide adequate protection for minors online or if further corrective measures would be needed.
Civil society organizations have accused the commission of having chosen the wrong approach to tackle the problem, disproportionally opening the door to surveillance practices that could then be redeployed to, for instance, identify political opponents.
Source: The EU’s temptation to break end-to-end encryption