Commenting on the presentation of the draft Regulation laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse in the lead Committee on Civil Liberties of the EU Commissioner, Head of the eco Complaints Office, Alexandra Koch- Skiba, says:
“Protecting children and young people from sexual violence is a major goal that eco Association has also been strongly committed to for years. Nevertheless, eco takes a critical view of the EU Commission’s draft Regulation. The requirements in the draft Regulation fail to grasp reality and, moreover, run the risk of paving the way for state surveillance and the counteraction of important security technologies. We, therefore, appeal to the European Parliament and the lead committee not to simply wave through the proposed regulation as it is, but to deal constructively with the criticism expressed so far. We are happy to offer our experience and expertise in revising this disproportionate draft act.”
- The presentation of the CSAM draft in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee was broadcast live on 10 October: https://multimedia.europarl.europa.eu/en/webstreaming/libe-committee-meeting_20221010-1500-COMMITTEE-LIBE
- You can read the detailed eco STATEMENT on the EU Commission’s proposal for a Regulation laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse here: https://international.eco.de/download/204062/
eco press breakfast on the CSAM Regulation: Surveillance obligations instead of meaningful child protection
In an exclusive background discussion on 11 October, Alexandra Koch-Skiba, Head of the eco Complaints Office, explained: How practicable and feasible are the planned requirements of the CSAM Regulation for providers of digital services? What effects can be expected with the new CSAM Regulation, especially for SMEs? And how can previous effective measures for combatting child sexual abuse on the Internet continue to be organised and expanded?