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Europe's Big Tech Law Is Approved.  Now Comes the Hard Part

Europe’s Big Tech Law Is Approved. Now Comes the Hard Part

The potential gold standard for online content governance in the EU—the Digital Services Act—is now a reality after the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the legislation earlier this week. The final hurdle, which is a mere formality, is for the European Council of Ministers to sign off on the text in September. The good news …

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The EU Wants Big Tech to Scan Your Private Chats for Child Abuse

The EU Wants Big Tech to Scan Your Private Chats for Child Abuse

“That being so there is only one logical solution: client-side scanning where the content is examined when it is decrypted on the user’s device for them to view/read,” Woodward says. Last year, Apple announced it would introduce client-side scanning—scanning done on people’s iPhones rather than Apple’s servers—to check photos for known CSAM being uploaded to …

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The DSA Shows the Trouble With the EU's Opaque Policy-Making

The DSA Shows the Trouble With the EU’s Opaque Policy-Making

As the dust settles and details emerge from last weekend’s frenzied EU negotiations on the Digital Service Act (DSA), the so-called “new constitution for the internet,” it remains to be seen whether human rights champions, democracy defenders, and free expression advocates should be celebrating this milestone. The DSA provides a unique opportunity for Europe to …

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