Just days after the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and as a panel of privacy experts convened at CES in Las Vegas, Apple Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) Jane Horvath confirmed the Cupertino-based company scans content in iCloud for indications of child sexual abuse.

"We are utilizing some technologies to help screen for child sexual abuse material,” Hovath said, while simultaneously voicing support for national privacy legislation that would see “every consumer regardless of where they live as entitled to the same strong protections."

Hovarth’s comments prompted questions about Apple’s methods of examining iCloud content.  

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