The proposal for a regulation to prevent and combat child sexual abuse online is subject of huge controversy. If it is up to the Commission, our private chats will be no longer confidential, and scanned for potential child sexual abuse material and grooming. By essentially putting encryption in the bin, the EU risks creating a mass surveillance system. This panel brings together speakers from civil society, big tech and child safety organisations together to find solutions for tackling child sexual abuse online without infringing upon children’s and adults’ privacy and creating a mass surveillance system.
• Why is the chat control proposal problematic?
• What are its broader implications?
• How can child sexual abuse online be tackled in a different way, with less privacy infringement?