Building on two previous joint statements published in April 2023 and June 2023, EuroISPA and other European Internet industry associations AFNUM, CISPE.cloud, CCIA Europe, CZ.NIC, Developers Alliance, DOTEurope, eco, FiCom, Freedom Internet, i2Coalition, ISPA Austria, and ITI now call on policymakers to ensure the protection of encryption and to limit detection orders in the EU Regulation laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse (CSA Regulation).
We firmly stand behind the European Commission’s overarching objective to prevent and combat child sexual abuse, but we believe certain improvements need to be introduced in the proposed CSAM Regulation.
To this end, we call on EU policymakers to:
1) defend the rights to privacy and confidentiality of communications through the specific protection of encryption;
2) make sure that detection orders are a last resort measure;
3) limit detection orders to those with the ability to act.
The undersigned industry associations remain deeply committed to making the digital space safer for everyone and in particular to protecting children online.
Read the full statement: CSAM – Joint call for safeguarding encryption and limiting detection orders