Anti-terrorism bill: “We must have the ability to explore social networks”, pleads former judge Jean-Louis Bruguière


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Invited Wednesday on franceinfo channel 27, the former anti-terrorism judge notably commented on the anti-terrorism bill presented by the government.

The anti-terrorism bill “goes in the right direction,” said Jean-Louis Bruguière, a former judge specializing in the fight against terrorism, a guest of franceinfo on Wednesday April 28th. Presented the same day at a press conference by Jean Castex, this text proposes in particular to perpetuate the controversial algorithmic surveillance technique, introduced on an experimental basis in the Intelligence Act of 2015 and which allows the automated processing of login data to detect threats.

“What is important (…) is to have the ability to detect, very quickly and very early in the process of the threat, relatively weak signals, heralding the passage of action”, has explained Jean-Louis Bruguiere.

“Today, technological intelligence has become more and more important. It is not only in France, but in all Western democracies. (…) We must, of course, with a strict framework of the law , have the ability to work and explore social networks which are today, as we know, fundamental and very important elements used by terrorists “, added the ex-magistrate.

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