EU to vote on Chat Control law that would all-but end message encyption

The European Union, which has become increasingly meddlesome in the technology realm in recent years, will vote on Thursday on a proposal requiring messaging apps to scan users’ private communications. The proposed new regulation has echoes of previous UK goverment and (independently) Apple’s failed attempts to introduce a system to scan messages for child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Apple dropped the plans after objections from privacy advocates and fellow messaging apps like WhatsApp, while the UK government backed away

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