Lawmakers in France Consider Disabling Internet Access During Crises
French law enforcement officials are thinking about proposals to restrict the use of public wi-fi and access to the Dark Net (Tor) networks during potential future crises.
Leaked documents from the French Ministry of Interior and published by Le Monde, reference two pieces of legislation, with one considering rules around the current state of emergency and the other which looks at counter-terrorism. According to Le Monde, it also states administrative measures that the police and gendarmes would like to take place.
France updated its surveillance legislation after January’s attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo. Governments around the world have debated legislation around encryption and surveillance after the attacks in Paris last month.