Is This Really A French Patriot Act?
A bill that passed the lower house of the French Parliament is being compared to U.S. anti-terrorism surveillance laws.By Kate Grumke | May 6, 2015
A new bill that passed the lower house of French Parliament is being compared to the U.S.'s Patriot Act, but how similar are they really?
The U.S.'s Patriot Act was adopted in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. (Video via C-SPAN)
"As of today, we're changing the laws governing information sharing and, as importantly, we're changing the culture of our various agencies that fight terrorism," said President George W. Bush in 2001.