French parliament debates bill to give spies more power

April 13, 2015 10:13 AM

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French parliament debates bill to give spies more power

PARIS (Reuters) - French spies could get more powers to bug and track would-be Islamist attackers inside the country and require Internet companies to monitor suspicious behavior under a bill to be debated in parliament on Monday.

Web hosting companies have raised concerns the legislation could frighten away clients, while civil liberties advocates say it lacks adequate privacy protections -- concerns dismissed by the government.

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