French surveillance law is unconstitutional after all, highest court says
The French Constitutional Council has found unconstitutional a new security law which was approved in July 2015. A key clause of last year's Surveillance Law essentially allowed security agencies to monitor and control wireless communications without the usual oversight applied to wiretapping operations. This is unconstitutional as the lack of oversight is likely to result in a disproportionate invasion of privacy, the council ruled on Friday.
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