Here's how the EU's plan to tackle online child abuse could impact your privacy

Press quote (Euronews)
11 May 2022

For Zach Meyers, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER) think-tank, the Commission's plan "clearly undermines end-to-end encryption."

"Once a “backdoor” to undermine encryption exists, that will create both new security vulnerabilities for hackers, and inevitable political pressure to expand the “backdoor” so that it covers more than just child sexual abuse material (CSAM) over time," Meyers added. 

...According to Meyers, "detecting “grooming” can only be effectively undertaken by scanning texts between individuals. A high degree of human intervention is necessary because understanding the context, and whether the recipient of the messages is a child, is critical."