European Commissioner that wants to snoop on private messages has no idea how the technology works

Apr 5, 2023 | Political News

In recent interviews on Swedish media, the European Commissioner in charge of the Chat Control Bill, Ylva Johansson, has shown that she does not understand the bill, the consequences it will have, and technology in general.

In interviews, she has repeatedly claimed that it is possible to scan end-to-end encrypted communications for child sex abuse material without breaking the encryption.

Existing legislation makes it voluntary for digital services providers to perform searches for child sex abuse material. In an interview with Swedish Newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, Johansson said: