AI Images And Deepfakes Displaying Child Abuse Could Be Criminalized, EU Confirms

The EU is gearing up to criminalize serious offenses such as the display of child abuse through AI imagery and deepfakes.

The country’s regulatory bodies have been calling it an act that was a long time coming, especially because so many laws continue to spring up as a means of curbing the matter and the rise in tech developments.

In the same way, it’s making proposals linked to calling the act of showcasing child abuse through livestreams a criminal offense as well. They are also making ways to ban the exchange of pedophile manuals as they would be called a criminal offense under this plan.

This is said to be a part of a wide plan regarding measures of the EU which hopes to boost such laws and more in the future. The online risks are serious in this case and from what we’re seeing right now, it’s getting more difficult for users to curb the matter while victims are finding it harder to report such crimes.

Right now, the proposal in question goes back to 2011 and it has seen a major upgrade than what came about in the past. In 2022, the Commission spoke about rolling out technologies for the right detection of child abuse across various platforms.

The CSAM scanning plan has been said to be a very controversial ordeal and that’s probably why we’re seeing many lawmakers speak against tech giants who are not taking the right measures and curbing such acts.

The decision to keep such acts as a leading priority has gotten a lot of criticism many times as experts and lawmakers mentioned how there is not enough focus being done in the right area. There is a lot of pressure coming from all directions and the matter is said to be controversial.

There has been a lot of controversy in terms of private message scans and how deepfakes continue to be at an all-time high. Child abuse is really something that the tech world has been struggling with for years. And now that AI has entered the picture, it’s going from bad to worse.

The plan involves identifying those who are at risk and which content is real and which is fake.

The commission stressed the growth in tech developments and the many possibilities taking center stage. This means the need for greater scrutiny is more now than ever.

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