Good news from the EU. They have been listening to children’s organizations’ concerns about the e-Privacy Regulation. I think supporting Option 2 is the right way to go although not sure keeping such an exclusive focus on hashing technology is the best answer. Ends not means? Hashes matter today but if something better comes along tomorrow, what then? Is there a form of words which would make clear it is OK to use hashing technologies (within the limitations specified) but if other or new technologies help achieve a similar result, shouldn’t they also be allowed (again while keeping the limitations mentioned in the draft Article)?
Brussels is listening
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