#CHATCONTROL initiatief vanuit Duitse Piratenpartij

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Het ISOC NL Chapter werd door de ISOC Director for European Government and Regulatory Affairs geattendeerd op de actie die vanuit de Duitse Piratenpartij is opgezet omtrent de plannen vanuit de EU aangaande chat control.

Patrick Breyer, Europees parlementslid voor de Duitse Piratenpartij, roept op om aan de actie mee te doen:

I am writing you about the EU plans to allow messaging and e-mail providers to indiscriminately search private communication contents for potential child pornography or grooming using error-prone algorithms that frequently falsely report users and even children (so-called “temporary e-Privacy derogation” or “chat control”).

We can now confirm that the final plenary vote on the chat control trilogue agreement has been scheduled to take place during the last plenary sessions before the summer break, i.e. between 5 and 8 July. A debate on the file including a statement by Commissioner Breton is planned for Wednesday, 7 July (15:00 – 20:00, exact timing to be determined), therefore we can expect the vote to take place after that, i.e. on Wednesday evening or Thursday.

We [published] a call to action for citizens to reach out to their Members of Parliament about chat control on this website, including the respective contact details of each MEP: https://www.patrick-breyer.de/en/chatcontrol-vote-scheduled-last-chance-to-act/

We expect a majority of MEPs to vote in favor of the legislation. But resistance is still important in view of what is to come next: This summer the European Commission intends to propose a permanent regulation that will make this mass surveillance compulsory for all providers, possibly even for those that so far offer secure end-to-end encryption!

This website explains why chat control is so dangerous: https://www.chatcontrol.eu

This press release explains why the trilogue outcome is even far worse than what Parliament had originally aimed for: https://www.patrick-breyer.de/en/chat-control-home-affairs-committee-approves-regulation-on-indiscriminate-searching-of-private-communications/