May 052015
 

The Local reports:

French MPs are set to overwhelmingly give their backing to a bill that will grant intelligence services sweeping new surveillance powers in the name of fighting terrorism. Here’s five reasons why opponents of the bill say we should all be concerned.

1. Courts hand over power to the prime minister

The main bone of contention for most opponents is that the new law will allow authorities to spy on the digital and mobile communications of anyone linked to a “terrorist” inquiry without prior authorisation from a judge.

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