The French National Assembly adopted the Intelligence Bill (“the Law”) on 24 June 2015, as a means of preventing terrorism following the attacks against Charlie Hebdo and a Kosher grocery store. The law has been criticised as highly intrusive to individuals’ right to privacy due to the “black boxes” which could be placed on web provider infrastructure with algorithms to filter communications.
Although the law has been adopted, it has not been enacted. The Constitutional Council is scrutinising its conformity with the Constitution. It has one month to declare whether the law is compatible with the Constitution which will be definitive.