New EU rules will criminalise ‘paedophilia handbooks’ and deepfakes of child abuse

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The revision of the 2011 directive, unveiled on Tuesday afternoon, attempts to close the loopholes opened by the sudden advent of artificial intelligence, which has enabled criminals to produce synthetic images of child abuse and evade law enforcement. One in every five children in Europe is estimated to be a victim of some form of sexual abuse or exploitation. The scourge is pervasive and insidious: 1.5 million cases were reported in 2022, compared to one million in 2020. “With the high speed of development of the digital area era, we really need to keep up the pace,” said Ylva Johansson, the…

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