CALL FOR URGENT ACTION to stop Chat Control legislation in EU

CALL FOR URGENT ACTION to stop Chat Control legislation in EU

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Privacy is sacrosanct!

Chat control legislation will allow indiscriminate scanning of all digital communication of over 500 million people, inside the European Union. E-mails, messages and chats. Confidential messages between family members and friends, pictures we share from holidays, AI can flag as susceptible and innocent people are getting investigated from crimes they never committed. The end-to-end encryption will be abolished and the EU is proposing using pre-installed backdoors to electronic devices, giving the authorities access to all data. Confidential medical files, legal documents, contracts and other agreements, including private letters.

The press, investigative journalists who rely on sources, are unable to keep these contacts confidential, affecting the freedom of the press, placing the journalist and the sources lives and freedom in danger.

The Chat control legislation will give a green light to mass-surveillance of over 500 million people in EU. The worldwide impact will be devastating because all the communication to inside Europe will be decrypted and analyzed.

The European Parliament MPs must vote AGAINST Chat Control legislation during EPlenary vote in June-August 2021. Chat Control is violating our fundamental human rights to privacy, as stated in UDHR Articles 12, 17 and general Comment No. 16 to Article 17. According to European Court of Justice: “European Court of Justice, the permanent and general automatic analysis of private communications violates fundamental rights (case C-511/18, Paragraph 192)”

A poll shows that 72% of EU citizens are against this legislation. European Parliament serves as a voice of the citizens.

On a National level the Governments of 27-member states must not comply with a chat control legislation, should it get approved in European Parliament EPlenary. We are the citizens, the majority, who are opposing this legislation, our voices must be heard and our opinion respected.

In the future, citizens inside the European Union, should have a direct vote, in any legislation, introduced by the EU, which is directly affecting and/or endangering our rights to privacy, freedom of speech and expression or governments applying any form of censorship interfering with our rights to access information.

We the people defending our rights to privacy!

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Sources:

European Commission Interinstitutional File:2020/0259 (COD). Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a temporary derogation from certain provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC. Known as a “Chat control”.

https://www.patrick-breyer.de/en/posts/message-screening/?lang=en

https://www.patrick-breyer.de/en/chat-control-home-affairs-committee-approves-regulation-on-indiscriminate-searching-of-private-communications/

Full text: https://www.patrick-breyer.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/202105_Chatcontrol_Trilogue_Agreement.pdf

Legal Assessment: https://www.patrick-breyer.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Legal-Opinion-Screening-for-child-pornography-2021-03-04.pdf

Poll April 2021: https://www.patrick-breyer.de/en/poll-72-of-citizens-oppose-eu-plans-to-search-all-private-messages-for-allegedly-illegal-material-and-report-to-the-police/

Rights to Privacy: https://privacy.sflc.in/universal/

 

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