12 Dec 2013

Internet companies dismayed by French law allowing warrantless access to live user data

Author: YogaRetreats18 | Filed under: News

The French Senate has passed a law giving government officials warrantless access to live login and user location data from ISPs and websites, angering Internet companies and human rights groups. Section 13 of the 2014-2019 defense appropriation act , approved by the Senate late Tuesday, requires ISPs and content hosting companies to provide government officials with access to real-time information about their users’ activity without judicial oversight. The law will allow civil servants including tax officials and police to access any of a person’s online documents without control by a judge, Guillaume Buffet, president of French think tank Renaissance Numérique, said Thursday

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