EU Considers Criminalizing AI-Generated Child Sexual Abuse Material

The European Commission is contemplating criminalizing artificial intelligence (AI)-generated imagery and deepfakes depicting child sexual abuse (CSA) as part of updated laws responding to technological advancements. The proposal aims to introduce new criminal offenses for live-streaming child sexual abuse, possession and exchange of “pedophile manuals,” and the use of AI chatbots for child abuse. This initiative seeks to address the surge in online risks for children due to increased online presence and technological developments, emphasizing the need for enhanced awareness and crime prevention measures. While the final form of the proposals will be decided by the European Parliament and the European Council, this move underscores the EU’s commitment to combating CSA and leveraging legislative measures to protect children online. (Source: Cointelegraph)