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The Effect of International Proposals for Monitoring Obligations on End-to-End Encryption

by Kir Nuthi
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European and American policymakers have proposed imposing monitoring obligations on Internet intermediaries in order to improve online safety. Despite their best efforts, these proposals—the UK Online Safety Bill, the US EARN IT Act, and the EU CSAM proposal—risk undermining users’ privacy by eliminating the use of end-to-end encryption. Therefore, policymakers should not pursue them.

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