0
Internet

CNIL calls for national debate on surveillance society

Monday 16 December 2013 | 09:26 CET | News
Speaking on the airwaves of France Inter, Falque-Pierrotin, the chairwoman of French data protection authority CNIL, has called for the nation to take part in a great debate on what she called the "surveillance society", Les Echos reports. Her call came within days of the Senate's adoption of legislation that reinforces the authorities' surveillance of internet users' communications. The CNIL explained in a press release issued before the amendment was adopted that the new law establishes three justifications for monitoring people's phone calls and internet use in real time: national security, fighting industrial espionage and preventing terrorism and crime. The data protection agency states that controlling this type of intrusion, both a priori and a posteriori, is part of its remit and could perform spot checks of the surveillance process itself.

Categories: Fixed / Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Countries: France
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.






-8.2%
Total Dutch mobile service revenues drops annually with 8.2%
Netherlands  |  2014 Q2

Calendar   /   Industry Events

27 Oct Twitter Q3 2014
27 Oct Meru Networks Q3 2014
27 Oct Net Insight Q3 2014
27 Oct PMC-Sierra Q3 2014
27 Oct Ooredoo Q3 2014
27 Oct Telecoms Social Network Summit
28 Oct KPN Q3 2014
28 Oct Grameenphone Q3 2014
28 Oct Digital Realty Q3 2014
28 Oct Harris Corporation Q1 2014/25
28 Oct Telio Q3 2014
28 Oct Extreme Networks fiscal Q1
28 Oct T-Mobile US Q3 2014
28 Oct Facebook Q3 2014
28 Oct Internap Q3 2014
28 Oct Synchronoss Q3 2014
28 Oct Inphi Q3 2014
28 Oct Extreme Networks Q3 2014
28 Oct AppliedMicro Q3 2014
28 Oct WIFI World Summit
28 Oct Powering the Cloud
28 Oct Rich Communication 2014
29 Oct Telenor Q3 2014
29 Oct STMicroelectronics Q3 2014
29 Oct Glu Mobile Q3 2014
29 Oct JDSU Q3 2014
29 Oct Arris Q3 2014
29 Oct Peregrine Semiconductor Q3 2014
29 Oct TE Connectivity Q3 2014
29 Oct Myanmar Mobile Services
::: More Calendar Items