Civil liberties MEPs to debate concerns over French surveillance law


The new law, passed by the National Assembly on 23 June and the Senate on 24 June,, allows the French authorities to intercept and spy on citizens’ communications under the pretext of national security, say MEPs who requested the debate in committee.  MEPs are likely to ask the Commission to investigate whether the law is in line with the EU treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and the French government to clarify whether the European Parliament’s buildings on French territory, in Strasbourg, will be subject to surveillance operations under this law. Here to read more.

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