“French lawmakers backed a plan to impose penalties including jail time on technology executives who deny access to encrypted data during a terrorist investigation, giving security services and prosecutors the power to force companies such as Apple Inc. to cooperate,” Helene Fouquet and Marie Mawad report for Bloomberg.
“An amendment providing the new power was submitted by the opposition party The Republicans and, while the government hasn’t officially supported the measure, it was included in Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas’s bill to overhaul legal procedures and fight organized crime in the wake of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in Paris,” Fouquet and Mawad report. “The lower of chamber of parliament cleared the bill on first reading by 474 votes to 32.”
Fouquet and Mawad report, “France’s bill will be reviewed by the Senate once it clears the lower house and the government aims for a final vote in the lower house in coming months.”
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