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France: New Intelligence Bill would pave the way for extremely intrusive surveillance

A new Intelligence Bill to be put before the French Cabinet tomorrow (19 March) would pave the way for extremely intrusive surveillance practices with no judicial pre-authorisation, said Amnesty International today.

“The surveillance practices envisaged in the draft legislation, would give the French authorities extremely broad surveillance powers running against fundamental principles of proportionality and legality, which ought to govern all restrictions on the right to privacy and free speech,” said Dominique Curis, Campaigner at Amnesty International France.

"In order for surveillance to be lawful, it must be targeted, based on reasonable suspicion, and subject to prior judicial authorization."

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Global opposition to USA big brother mass surveillance (News, 18 March 2015)