Recent laws in France regarding the scope and methods of surveillance and intelligence gathering have raised questions and weariness after the NSA revelations in 2013. Failures in the existing intelligence operations have been shown when facing a growing number of terrorist attacks on French soil from 2012 to 2015. Those threats and the fear they provoke raise many issues around the efficiency of intelligence services and at the same time the preservation of individual rights to privacy and freedom of opinion and religion. With these issues in mind, we present edited excerpts from Manuel Valls defend the law on intelligence operations in April 2015 in front of the National Assembly.
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