Police chief accuses Facebook of putting profit before child safety

Facebook is putting profit before child safety with its plans to introduce end-to-end encryption, says the police chief in charge of fighting child abuse.

Simon Bailey, the chief constable who leads for the National Police Chiefs’ Council on child protection, will say on Wednesday that the encryption plans will “turn the lights off” for investigators seeking to expose child abusers online .

He will say it means offenders will be free to upload, share and view indecent images in the knowledge that police and other law enforcement agencies will struggle to detect them because of encryption.

“Unfortunately, the technology industry continues to put profit before safeguarding children,” he will tell a policing conference at Anglia Ruskin University to mark his retirement as Norfolk’s chief constable.

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By / Published On: June 30th, 2021 / Tags: , / Categories: News, Online Safety /

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