EU Makes Draft Law to Monitor All Message Content on Users’ Devices

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A new draft law dubbed “chat control” by the European Union commission will allow lawmakers to use AI-based monitoring, bulk intercepting, and scanning of all messages and images directly on citizens’ devices. Numerous civil society organizations, including the European Digital Rights and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have all been raising awareness about this invasive legislation. MEP Patrick Breyer described the EU’s legislation as a “Big Brother attack on our mobile phones by error-prone denunciation machines” and likened it to a “first step in the direction of a Chinese-style surveillance state.”