Customs agencies purchased mobile surveillance technologies forbidden for use before the entry into force of the surveillance bill

Once the surveillance law enters in force, the IMSI-catchers (technology used for intercepting communication) can be used by secret services to intercept communication, specifically mobile phone calls. However evidence exists that IMSI-catchers have already been in use, for example during the pursuit of the Kouachi brothers as mentioned by Senator Boutant. Moreover, there is official evidence regarding this purchase by public bodies.

Country: France

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: intelligence bill, secret services, France, law enforcement, technology, surveillance, communication, interception

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2015

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