The "Bill on Surveillance" (#PJLRenseignement) raises many problems on the respect of fundamental rights, as well as gives legal protection to illegal practices and validates mass surveillance. The Bill was tabled on 19 March 2015, before the Council of Ministers; it was then examined by the Law Commission on 1 April 2015; and then voted at the National Assembly by formal voting on 5 May 2015, before the voting at the Senate on 9 June 2015. After being adopted by a joint committee on June 16, the law was finally adopted by both assemblies on 24 June 2015. The rapporteur at the National Assembly is Jean-Jacques Urvoas and the rapporteur at the Senate is Philippe Bas.
This draft bill was examined under an urgency procedure.
Three referrals have been tabled: one by 106 MPs, the second by the President of the Senate, and the third by the President of the Republic. The Constitutional Council delivered its decision on 23 July, 2015.
The bill was passed on 24 July, 2015. It was then published on the Official Journal on 26 July 2015.