I don’t expect they’ll be making any changes or implementing extra precautions to ensure privacy. I think the feature will ship as originally described as soon as they feel like the heat has adequately died down.
It’s awful. Once this door is open, there’s no closing it. And there’s nothing we can do but trust that the image hashes are what they say they are. I have a hard time with that knowing how governments have a habit of infringing on people’s rights when the opportunity arises.