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The application of the gendarmes, GendNotes, there is concern over

Finished the traditional notebooks and pens. Since the adoption of a decree on February 20, the police record, transmit, and retain the notes and information from their investigative work on a daily basis GendNotes, an application installed on their smartphones or their tablets. Fearing potential violations of the privacy of citizens, the NGO Internet Society France, and the association Marseille and Socialism (HES) submitted Tuesday, 2 June, an appeal to the Council of State to discontinue its use.

They denounce in particular the range of data that the gendarmes are allowed to see, such as the so-called "racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, philosophical or religious, trade-union membership, health, sexual life or sexual orientation". If this information kept up to one year, should in theory be collected only in cases of "absolute necessity", their relevance, however, is left to the discretion of law enforcement.

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The associations are also called into question the possibility of transmitting the collected notes on GendNotes to other military, the judicial authorities, or even to the prefect, and even in some cases, the mayor of the commune concerned. "Who can say what would make this file of the elect to be tempted to discriminate against LGBT people?", if alarm Lennie Nicollet, president of HES.

Nicolas Chagny, president of the Internet Society France, sharing its concerns. "The transformation to digital of the forces of the order may not be made without guarantees technical compliance and perfect in the RGPD ; expose data, religion, sexual orientation, but also political implications can be very serious for the rights of minorities, freedom of expression, and therefore the proper functioning of a democratic society".

Prior to the publication of the decree, the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (Cnil), the "policeman of the digital", had been consulted and had given its agreement. The institution had, however, also stated to have taken "note of the guarantees provided by the ministry, to know that the information recorded will not be able to supply power to other treatments and that they will only be accessible via the application".

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