UK government lauds Apple’s CSAM plans as it seeks to skirt end-to-end encryption

Priti Patel, Home Secretary of the UK, penned an op-ed this week highlighting a need for enhanced child protection online, and in doing so lauded Apple’s now-postponed CSAM monitoring plans.

CSAMPatel’s thoughts, published by The Telegraph and Britain’s Home Office on Wednesday, begins with a call to action against sexual abuse of children, which is “incited, organized, and celebrated online.”In efforts to curb dissemination of child sexual abuse material and ensure public safety, Patel tasks “international partners and allies” to support the UK’s approach of “holding technology companies to account and asking social media companies to put public safety before profits.”

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