French Supreme Court approves mass surveillance; Pakistani surveillance to rival NSA's

 Paris, France

Paris, France

The French Supreme Court has approved mass surveillance of internet and other data:

July 24, 2015

PARIS—France’s Constitutional Council has ruled that a bill legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects doesn’t violate the country’s constitution.Friday’s decision was the final step before the law can come into effect.

The bill was proposed long before the January attacks in Paris by Islamic extremists, but the government said that had added to its urgency.