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WhatsApp, Signal could see more limited scanning orders in EU child protection law

Providers of encrypted messaging services, such as WhatsApp and Signal, may be subject to more narrowly-focused orders to scan for evidence of child abuse than they originally feared, under a proposed change to a draft EU law to be discussed by ambassadors this evening. 
The change would mean courts could

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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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