A bill will be passed that allows the police to remotely monitor people by activating cameras and microphones on smartphones

A bill has been passed in France that allows the police to remotely control the GPS, cameras and microphones of smartphones possessed by suspects and spy on them. This law is said to allow law enforcement agencies to identify the location of suspects and record voices and facial photographs of suspects.

France set to allow police to spy through phones


France passes bill to allow police remotely activate phone camera, microphone, spy on people


The spy clause in the judicial reform bill would allow law enforcement to spy on suspects by remotely activating cameras, microphones and GPS on their laptops, smartphones, cars and other connected devices. There is a statement to do so.

During a debate on the bill, lawmakers from President Emmanuel Macron's campaign said: 'Remote espionage should only be done for a strictly defined period of time and only if it is justified given the nature and seriousness of the crime. Insert proposed amendment stating “effective”. The judicial reform bill, including the espionage clause, passed the debate, passed the Senate, and is awaiting legislative approval for legislation.

The law is expected to capture voices, photographs and location information of suspects, and to obtain information from persons suspected of terrorist or organized crime. However, this law prohibits use for highly confidential occupations such as doctors, journalists, lawyers, judges, and members of parliament. In addition, the maximum period of spying is stipulated as 6 months, and the acquisition of location information is limited to criminal acts that can be equivalent to at least 5 years in prison.

The spy clause has been denounced as an 'authoritarian spy bill' by leftists and human rights groups, and the digital rights group La Quadrature du Net said in a statement that it 'raises fundamental freedoms with serious concern.' is out. Justice Minister Eric Dupont-Moretti has argued that 'only a few dozen cases will be triggered a year', but the bill does not clarify 'what constitutes a serious crime', so the French government will There are also concerns that the law could be abused.

Justice Minister Moretti argued that the powers of law enforcement agencies are far from a surveillance state like George Orwell's '1984'. He said the law 'saves people's lives.'

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