New French Law To Fine Companies For Not Providing Data Access


France’s National Assembly is set to vote on a bill that is designed to punish technology companies like Apple for not providing data in connection with terrorism investigations.

The law, proposed by right-leaning members of France’s lower house of parliament, could have implications for technology companies, according to Fortune. Under the proposal, smartphone makers would be fined up to $385,000 and their executives would be sent jail for as many as five years if they don’t provide access to data.

The full bill includes several other components, including sentencing guidelines for terrorists.

If passed by National Assembly, the bill will go to the Senate and signed into law by French President Francois Hollande.


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