Home / Early Warning / Cybersecurity Highlights / France approves law modifying communication eavesdropping conditions

France approves law modifying communication eavesdropping conditions

05/05/2015
The French Assembly adopted on May 5, the Information Act that aims to prevent terrorist attacks, combat organized crime, and defend the interests of the country, using methods of surveillance and interception of communications. This law allows the use of automatic analysis devices installed in French telecoms services providers in order to detect terrorist activities that would be reported in real time to the secret services. The law also authorizes the use of IMSI catcher systems with which to monitor all data from phones or computers of suspects, but also of everyone who is within several hundred meters around and install monitoring systems in cars, or the installation of microphones in private places, without requiring prior judicial authorization.