France set to allow police to spy on suspects through remote phone access

Part of a wider justice reform bill, the spying provision has been attacked by the left and rights defenders as an authoritarian snoopers’ charter, though Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti insists it would affect only “dozens of cases a year”.

Covering laptops, cars and other connected objects as well as phones, the measure would allow geolocation of suspects in crimes punishable by at least five years behind bars. Devices could also be remotely activated to record sound and images of people suspected of terror offences, as well as delinquency and organised crime.

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Source: RFI News