France to collect personal data of 60 million with controversial database

"France’s government last week announced the creation of a highly controversial new database that will collect and store personal information on nearly everyone living in the country who holds a French identity card or passport."

Read full article: France to collect personal data of 60 million with controversial database (France 24, link)

And see: French privacy row over mass ID database (BBC News, link)

See: Conseil National du Numerique: Fichier TES : le CNNum appelle le Gouvernement à suspendre sa mise oeuvre et s’autosaisit pour examiner des alternatives techniques plus modernes et respectueuses des droits et libertés ('The National Digital Council calls on the government to suspend its work and to examine alternative, more modern technology that respects rights and freedoms', pdf)

"The French Digital Council is an independent advisory commission. Its remit was redefined and expanded by presidential decree on 13 December 2012, following its presentation on 12 December to the Council of Ministers by Fleur Pellerin, Minister Delegate with responsibility for SMEs, Innovation and the Digital Economy. The Council's members were appointed on 8 february 2013 by presidential decree. The Council was set up in April 2011.

The Council issues independent opinions and recommendations on any question relating to the impact of digital technologies on economy and society. The government can consult the Council on new legislation or draft regulations."


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