France's Govt Wants Emergency Surveillance Powers

April 13, 2015 3:37 PM

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is calling for the government to be granted emergency surveillance powers in case of an exceptional threat.

In a speech in Parliament, Valls urged a new intelligence bill for extraordinary measures that would be used only "in case of major crisis affecting the citizens' security." The law would allow intelligence services to use surveillance powers without submitting a request to an independent nine-perso...

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