French parliament to vote on bill granting police controversial new surveillance powers

May 5, 2015 7:22 AM

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PARIS – France's parliament is to vote on a bill aimed at legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects that has drawn an outcry from privacy advocates and others.

One of the most sensitive measures of the bill would allow intelligence services to vacuum up metadata, which would then be subject to analysis for potentially suspicious behavior. The metadata would be anonymous, but intelligence agents could follow up with a request to the independent panel for de...

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