MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The bill legitimizes country’s intelligence services to perform different interceptions, including digital spying on anyone allegedly linked to a terror-related activity without warning and any judicial authorization, the French Le Figaro newspaper reported.
The law is not going to be promulgated immediately. Before it takes effect, the court should decide if the law is consistent with France’s Constitution, the newspaper added.
The opponents to the bill who defend digital and civil rights are planning to appeal to the Constitutional Council, the highest constitutional authority in France.
Since early 2015, France has been boosting its anti-terror measures in the wake of January's Islamist attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, known for its cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Shortly after the deadly attack, the French government announced a 425 million euros ($476 million) national program to combat terrorism.