Reply to post: "There are laws that require Microsoft, if they see something, to report it."

Microsoft sued by staff traumatized by child sex abuse vids stashed on OneDrive accounts

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"There are laws that require Microsoft, if they see something, to report it."

Yes, but that doesn't mean barging into people's personal files to see if there is something to report...

I could understand having a human look at a person's files if an automated system like PhotoDNA flagged it, but that should really be done be specially trained people like those that the FBI employs for this specific type of work.

But I have to wonder, are there really that many people sharing such content on Microsoft's services that they need multiple special units to look into it?

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