Chatcontrol: the next global surveillance regime
The European Commission's proposal to "protect children online" will turn the European Union into the worst mass-surveillance regime in the world.
Today I’m going to explain you how the European Union wants to create the worst mass surveillance regime ever seen in western democracies. Conspiracy? Science fiction? Nah, it’s exactly the scope of a law recently proposed by the European Commission.
Friends call this bill the Chatcontrol 2.0, but its full name is “Regulation laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse”.
In the next paragraphs I will explain to you in simple terms what Chatcontrol is about, how this crazy and totalitarian surveillance regime will apply, and if it is possible to protect yourself against this new crazy form of digital surveillance.
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The story so far
Before going into the details, let's quickly summarize how we arrived at this new Regulation proposal.
In March 2020 the Five Eyes (United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada) signed an international agreement "Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child…
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