October 12, 2021 - 8:00am PDT

The event has passed. You can view it on YouTube here, or the Internet Archive here.

In August, Apple announced a dangerous plan to add scanning tools to their devices. After public outcry, the company delayed this plan to speak with more researchers and concerned parties about these child protection tools. To that end, EFF will convene representatives from diverse areas of impact who rely on encrypted platforms to discuss Apple's new child safety products. Discussion will focus on the ramifications of these decisions, what we would like to see changed about the products, and protective principles for initiatives that aim to police private digital spaces.


The format for this event will be short opening presentations, followed by a panel-style discussion to hear attendee's thoughts from their particular context on the Apple proposal. This discussion will be open to the public. Organizations represented in the discussion include:

  • Access Now
  • Article 19
  • Child Rights International Network
  • Defend Digital Me
  • Derechos Digitales
  • Freedom Network
  • Hacking//Hustling
  • Human Rights Watch
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • R3D Mexico
  • Reframe Health & Justice
  • Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network

This list will be updated as organizations confirm their attendance.