France wants bill to force tech companies to share data

March 19, 2015: As per the Abc news reports, France government on Thursday pressed a bill to legalise a broad surveillance of terrorism suspects with a measure that will allow intelligence agencies to vacuum up metadata in hopes of preventing possible terror attacks.

This move by France government invited huge criticism from human rights groups, privacy advocates and the paris bar association.

In the United states, Internet and mobile phone carriers are pushing to encrypt traffic and keep metadata private. Government officials resisting, seeking 'back door' access. France government wants the similar access, putting the tech companies under government pressure to share data.

Joshua Franco, who analyses technology law Amnesty International said, "Vague laws are really problematic when it comes to this sort of surveillance practice, especially when it comes to weak or nonexistent oversight."

French lawmakers will start debating the bill in coming April in Parliament. The bill aims to give a legal authority for intelligence agencies to track mobile phones and internet.

Source: ABCnews

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