Hello, there she is again! The Global Security bill will be examined from March 17 by the Senate (and from March 3 in the Law Committee) after a passage noticed last November in the National Assembly. And more than ever the senators will want to weigh on the text after the outcry provoked by the government, even in the ranks of its own majority, when it suggested creating an ad hoc extra-parliamentary committee to rewrite the very controversial article 24. Which was intended to penalize the malicious online dissemination of images of police officers or gendarmes.
If it has a time considered removing it, the right-wing senatorial majority will “completely rewrite” article 24, slips the president (LR) of the Law Commission, François-Noël Buffet. After having heard jurists, penalists and other magistrates, the senators will “take out” article 24 of the 1881 press law and register it as an offense of provocation in the penal code.
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“But the logic of protection of the police remains the same”, welcomes François-Noël Buffet who did not want to make it disappear in favor of article 18 of the bill on separatism. Which, written after the assassination of Samuel Paty, sanctions the dissemination of “information relating to the private life” of a person in order to endanger him and provides for aggravated penalties if the victim is “charged with a mission of public service “. A provision not sufficiently specific to the police, according to the right.
“The Senate majority cultivates secure identifiers. They don’t want to be overwhelmed by En Marche! on the subject ”, regrets Senator (PS) Jérôme Durain, for whom“ it is time poorly invested to improve something that cannot be ”. According to him, article 24 is “useless since a quantity of devices in the Penal Code already allow to achieve the objective which it aims”.
“Supervise” the use of drones
Another sensitive article: the 22 which governs the use of drones by the police. For the first time, the chairman of the Senate Laws Commission made use of his ability to refer a matter to the National Commission for Informatics and Freedoms (Cnil) on a bill relating to the protection or processing of personal data. The authority recommends a much “stricter” “framework” for the use of drones.
“We will take into account the recommendations of the Cnil as much as possible,” promises Senator (centrist) Loïc Hervé, one of the two rapporteurs of the text. “It would be incongruous that in France, we used equipment as intrusive as drones without any control”, continues the one who wants to impose that in terms of maintaining order, any use of drones is preceded by a prefectural authorization. or judicial. Again, insufficient in the eyes of the left.
Last controversy to be expected on Article 25 which allows a police officer to carry his service weapon in an establishment open to the public, such as in a concert. What has already caused the emotion of the cultural world. “What would it have given the Bataclan if there had been ten armed people inside?” »Defends Loïc Hervé, who did not wish to delete the article. “It is necessary to have this debate in the hemicycle”, he continues. The Global Security Act has not finished making people talk about it.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr