French government orders website block

The French authorities have used new powers to block five websites, which they claim condone terrorism, without a court order. Internet service providers have 24 hours to comply. The chairman of European Internet Service Provider OVH tweeted that his firm had not been given any warning. The new powers apply to sites suspected of commissioning or advocating terrorism or distributing indecent images of children.

Country: France

Domains: IG

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: Paris attacks, Internet, ISP, France, child pornography, cybersecurity, website blocking, terrorism, cybercrime

Posted on Thursday 19 March 2015

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