Therefore, Svenja Hahn has submitted amendments to the regulation in the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament. The proposal: any obligations to identify users and to generally control communications, including through means such as chatcontrol, must be removed. Furthermore, the MEP adds an article to the law that establishes the right to end-to-end encryption and the prohibition of general monitoring obligations. Hahn comments:
"Blanket surveillance and the undermining of end-to-end encryption are completely unacceptable violations of fundamental rights. The principle must remain that the same fundamental rights apply online as offline. The right to privacy must be protected by end-to-end encryption in private online communications and protection of private content from blanket surveillance. This is a question of civil rights, but also of cyber security. The use of AI systems that violate the right to privacy in online communication services must be banned. I am also advocating for this in the negotiations on the European AI Act."
Looking at the regulation, Hahn summarizes:
"The Commission proposal is poorly crafted and misses the initial goal of protecting children. The Commission must withdraw this proposal that violates fundamental rights."
You can find an overview of the proposed amendments linked below: