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Comment: Tech companies may need to develop new AI tools to catch up with EU child abuse law

EU lawmakers have long talked of the need for laws to “catch up” with digital technologies, particularly when it comes to privacy. A draft EU law intended to help stop the sexual abuse of children online may be a case of technology needing to catch up with the law.

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Nicholas Wallace


Nicholas Wallace has covered data privacy and security for MLex in Brussels since November 2021. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a freelance reporter for Science Magazine, Science|Business, and International News Services, an agency serving trade publications worldwide. He holds a masters degree in public policy, jointly awarded by the Central European University in Budapest and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, and a bachelors degree in politics from Liverpool John Moores University.

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