French Surveillance Legislation Came Back to SenateAdded: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
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One of the most controversial legislation seems to have come back, raising the question of fairness from the police, which plans to upload malware to subscribers just suspected of a crime. This is supposed to be done without neither a court order, nor the users’ consent and knowledge. Moreover, it looks like the supporters of this controversial law consider it perfectly normal, thank you very much.
LOPPSI 2, the French surveillance draft law, has finally made its way to the Senate. The first mention of this piece of legislation was made more than a year ago, the news saying that France was preparing quite an unprecedented surveillance law.
This law allowed the police to upload malware to the unsuspecting users’ PCs. The software in question included keyloggers, Trojan horses and tracking cookies. Moreover, it was allowed to be made without explanation for a period of 4 months! It was supposed that the intended target would be mainly subscribers suspected of a general crime.
However, this could include illegal file-sharers, too. Then, after a month, the issue was heavily debated, with French cyber expert discussing the proposed legislation.
After a while, things related to this surveillance law more or less died down. This happened because of HADOPI soaking up all of the attention, precariously making its way through the legal process several times, after which it was finally permitted to pass. Still, the implementation of HADOPI is being worked out to date.
Today the things change again with the LOPPSI 2 law coming back in the news. This piece of law is reported to have moved to the Senate and now being debated there. The headlines are informative enough, mentioning LOPPSI filtering, CCTV and cookies debated in Senate.
The things are developing in a strange way in the world – just the other day, Internet filter discussed in Australia was reported to effectively die thanks to lots of concerns related to free speech and the human rights. And at the same time France recalls another draft of the legislation that violates all the stuff. It seems like when it comes to legislation related to technology at all, the politicians throughout the globe are almost competing to come up and pass the worst legislation around.
September 15th, 2010Posted by:
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
|posted by (2010-09-16 16:28:38)|
|so if it's government sponsored does that mean malware + av software will be required to ignore it???||
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