Why We Need To Reset The Debate On End-To-End Encryption To Protect Children
ComputerWeekly, April 27th, 2021
April 27, 2021,
Volume 277, Issue 4

Private messaging is the front line of abuse, yet E2EE in its current form risks engineering away the ability of firms to detect and disrupt it where it is most prevalent

"Last week, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) released a report in a bid to raise understanding of the impact of end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on children's safety from online sexual abuse.

It aimed to reset the debate that has framed children's safety against the privacy of users, with heated arguments doing little to shine a light on a solution that works in both these important interests.

We will always unapologetically campaign for children to be recognised in this debate and to ensure that their safety and privacy rights are considered when platforms roll out E2EE. Children are one in five UK internet users - it's legitimate they have a voice in the decisions that affect them..."

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