Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité... and privacy ?!
Agnes, Christopher Talib
Privacy, freedom of expression… these words could soon disappear from French vocabulary as the number of measures increases as the same time than their intensity. We will show how it happened and what are our actions to try to defend the rights of all to privacy and freedom of speech. The next French presidential elections will take place in spring 2017 under the state of emergency while all laws recently adopted are making our national motto „liberté, égalité, fraternité“ out of date. Furthermore, the increasing surveillance drifts are undermining Privacy whereas this is a fundamental right and a sine qua non condition for freedom. We are looking back on the three years span of law adopted on surveillance in France as well as the more than one-year old state of emegency. What does that mean for our rights ? What is at stake ? In which society model are we heading? What can we learn form the French experience? Let’s find out.