The Open Rights Group has published a detailed examination of client-side scanning on private messaging applications. The analysis follows The Guardian article in which NCSC and GCHQ chiefs back plans to scan phones for images of child sexual abuse. ORG site reports questioning claims that the benefits of tackling child sexual abuse outweigh the risks. They also highlight the issue of false positives and bad actors subverting the technology. Alongside those concerns about client-side scanning technology, the ORG identifies requirements in the Online Safety Bill requiring providers to report both positive and false positive matches of child sexual abuse images to the National Crime Agency (NCA), which it claims raises concerns around safeguards for privacy rights.
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