French officials can monitor internet users in real time under new law

French intelligence and government officials will be able to spy on internet users in real time and without authorisation, under a law passed on Wednesday.The legislation, which was approved almost unnoticed, will enable a wide range of public officials including police, gendarmes, intelligence and anti-terrorist agencies as well as several government ministries to monitor computer, tablet and smartphone use directly.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/11/french-officials-internet-users-real-time-lawAlso see:Internet companies dismayed by French law allowing warrantless access to live user data [IDG]
The French Senate has passed a law giving government officials warrantless access to live login and user location data from ISPs and websites, angering Internet companies and human rights groups.Section 13 of the 2014-2019 defense appropriation act, approved by the Senate late Tuesday, requires ISPs and content hosting companies to provide government officials with access to real-time information about their users’ activity without judicial oversight.
www.computerworld.com.au/article/534106/internet_companies_dismayed_by_french_law_allowing_warrantless_access_live_user_data/
www.pcworld.com/article/2079740/internet-companies-dismayed-by-french-law-allowing-warrantless-access-to-live-user-data.html

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