French Parliament Adopts Law Broadening Reach of Surveillance

The French Parliament has adopted a controversial surveillance law aimed at broadening eavesdropping of terrorism suspects, despite protests from privacy advocates and concern about U.S.-style massive data sweeps.
Wednesday's vote in the National Assembly, came as French officialdom was decrying revelations less than a day earlier that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on three French presidents and senior officials.
Vote however, has been months in the making.
The law won't take effect until a court rules on whether it abides their constitution.
The law will entitle intelligence services to place recording devices in suspects' homes and beacons on their cars without prior authorization from a judge.
It would also force communication and Internet firms to allow intelligence services to install electronic boxes to record metadata from all Internet users in France.



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