Thursday, September 04, 2008

French Issue Call to Storm 'Electronic Bastille'

A Reuters newswire article by Estelle Shirbon, via, reports that:

Opposition to a new security database is gaining momentum in France as people return to work after a summer break during which the government authorized the state to store personal information on people as young as 13.

The decree creating the "Edvige" electronic database appeared in the official gazette on July 1, when the country was winding down for the summer, but news of its content has been gradually filtering out and is now stirring fierce criticism.

More here.


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