The National Assembly adopts the anti-terrorism bill at first reading


The text, which perpetuates measures inspired by the state of emergency, must now be examined in the Senate.

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The National Assembly adopted on Wednesday 2 June at first reading, by 87 votes to 10 (and four abstentions), the bill strengthening measures to combat terrorism and intelligence. The text, which perpetuates measures inspired by the state of emergency, must now be examined in the Senate. For the government, this bill reconciles “vigilance” in the face of the terrorist threat and “protection” of freedoms, with in particular the concern to avoid censorship by the Constitutional Council.

The Republicans group, which fought for a long time to try to harden this text, finally called for a vote for “out of a spirit of responsibility” even if he considers that it constitutes, according to Eric Ciotti, “a missed opportunity”. On the left, La France insoumise tried unsuccessfully to oppose it with a motion of rejection. Among the socialists, Marietta Karamanli considered that there was “no certainty about the effectiveness” of the proposed measures, but the group’s elected representatives were free to vote.

The bill aims in particular to prevent the “dry exits” of detainees convicted of terrorism by means of “individual administrative control and surveillance measures” (Micas) and the ad hoc creation of a “judicial anti-terrorist social reintegration measure”.

In addition, the text provides for endowing theThe intelligence services have a special information retention regime to improve artificial intelligence tools. It must also perpetuate and extend to connection URLs the algorithm technique, which makes it possible to analyze internet browsing data provided by telecom operators.



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