French Senate Approves 3 Strikes Law

(Via Techdirt.)

French Senate Approves 3 Strikes Law: “Despite the fact that the EU Parliament rejected the concept of a ‘three strikes’ law for kicking people off the internet, and warned member countries that such laws interfered with civil rights and privacy rights of individuals, France is moving forward with such a law. The EU Parliament specifically had called on France to reconsider such a law, but the French Senate has approved the law by an overwhelming majority, 297 to 15. The law still needs approval from the lower house of Parliament as well, but it’s disappointing that any government body would approve such a law after it’s been shown to be both unnecessary and destructive.

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