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France approves mass surveillance rules

The French parliament has approved extensive new powers for the intelligence services.

Security officials will be able to order surveillance without a judge's approval, relying instead on a new supervisory body.

Internet providers will also be required to track suspicious behaviour.

The bill is aimed at preventing terrorist attacks, but it has been criticised by civil liberties groups and some MPs who fear it will means mass uncontrolled surveillance.

Hugh Schofield reports.

  • 06 May 2015
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