French Law Provides Police Extensive Surveillance Powers, Stirring Privacy Concerns

  • France’s National Assembly has passed a bill granting police the authority to remotely activate cameras, microphones, and GPS systems on devices to monitor suspects, subject to judicial approval.
  • The stipulation, limited to ‘serious’ cases for a period of six months, has raised concerns among digital rights organizations over potential misuse and unclear definitions of ‘serious’ crimes.
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