Today I asked the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, about social media and online harms.
I specifically asked her about Facebook's approach to end-to-end encryption and its impact on reports of child sexual exploitation. Find the full clip here: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/88edba63-6e2e-4e22-b083-2583f95e4d46?in=11:56:38
I also asked about financial online harms and 'Know your customer checks' and what more can be done to ensure tech giants are acting to reduce scamming activity on their platforms. You can watch that full clip here: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/88edba63-6e2e-4e22-b083-2583f95e4d46?in=12:00:02
End-to-End Encryption is a system of communication where only the communicating users can read the messages. In principle, it prevents telecom providers, Internet providers, and even the provider of the communication service – from being able to access the cryptographic keys needed to decrypt the conversation.
'Know your customer checks' are used to verify the identity, suitability, and risks involved with maintaining a business relationship.