French Council of State rejects appeal against security data collection

by Christopher Hawkins

France’s highest administrative court, the Council of State (Le Conseil d’Etat), rejected an appeal by six trade unions on 4 January against three Ministry of the Interior decrees that would enable police and the gendarmerie to hold information on subjects’ political, religious, and union affiliations, along with health and social media data. The Council ruled that the decrees did not infringe upon freedom of opinion, religion, or choice of union.

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