- May 29, 2023
Source (in Dutch):
Client-side scanning van apparaten en chats op kindermisbruikmateriaal ondermijnt end-to-endencryptie niet, maar is alleen proportioneel als het gaat om afbeeldingen en niet om tekst. Dat zegt de Nederlandse demissionaire minister Yesilgöz van Justitie.tweakers.net
(machine translated)Outgoing Justice and Security Minister Dilan Yesilgöz-Zegerius says in an answer to parliamentary questions that the Netherlands "does not support proposals that would make end-to-end encryption impossible. In doing so, she repeats earlier statements by herself and her predecessors and confirms what was also previously laid out in a motion. The minister is responding to questions raised by the CDA. Those were about a possible departure of Signal and WhatsApp from the United Kingdom if that country would weaken encryption.
Plans are also being made in the European Union to weaken encryption to enable fighting child abuse material, although policymakers are trying to emphasize that encryption will not be weakened. Yesilgöz, too, is looking for that balance and therefore advocates so-called client-side scanning.