Exploring LinkForensics: an innovative project disrupting illicit content sharing
By Alan Gould
In today’s digital age, child safety online is of utmost importance. In the attached letter, we, alongside numerous NGOs, technologists, and advocates, express our full support for a proposed Regulation aimed at addressing online child safety concerns across the European Union. This Regulation is a response to the challenge of child sexual abuse online – a threat that continues to persist despite the commendable efforts of a range of contributors since 2009.
The letter strongly advocates for adopting this Regulation, emphasising its aim to formalise, clarify, and make transparent existing practices, while dispelling concerns about practices like end-to-end encryption. It also explains the potential consequences of not passing this Regulation – particularly at a time in which the current temporary Derogation Agreement is set to expire in August 2024 – an agreement that has already demonstrated its effectiveness in combatting online child sexual abuse.
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