The law requires permission to use jammers in large places
Other facts such as the ban on mobile phones at the start of the 2017 school year and the GPS jammer that blocked Nantes airport last April remind us of the existence of these devices and make them unusable. Electronic communications. If these materials are in place, who can decide to implement them? The latest information on applicable laws.
Article L33-3-1 of the law on electronic posts and communications prohibits the installation, possession and use of jammers intended to prevent the transmission and transmission of various electronic communication equipment. Homepage. Failure to comply with the ban is punishable by 6 months' imprisonment and a fine of 30,000 euros (article L39-1 of the law on electronic posts and communications).
Article L33-3 (2) of the “Law on Posts and Telecommunications” provides for exceptions for “the needs of public order justice, national defense and security or public service”.
Thus, France authorizes the military, the general direction of external security and the prisons to use and to use cell phone jammers. Deliberate interference is a sovereign privilege, according to a report from the National Assembly.
In order to avoid the premature use of cell phones during school hours, some suggest installing "corrugated cardboard jammers" in schools. The chief inspector of national education took care of this question. Note that this device is not optional, it is also linked to teachers, and will limit communication with the outside in the event of an emergency (attack, etc.).
From a strict legal point of view, the minister's response of 2012 examined the prohibition of article L.33-3-1 of the law on posts and electronic communications and the derogatory nature of such use. . “The needs of public order, national defense and national security or judicial public services. Unauthorized use is not mentioned in the full list of exceptions, so it is not permitted for use in schools.
The 2011 decree which introduced the ban entered into force on February 1, 2012. However, according to article 57 of the decree, two-way radio can ban all types of mobile phones (transmitters and receivers), and established installations as part of the performance hall at the time of the decree can still be used for 5 years. The problem of cell phone use in movie theaters first appeared in the 1990s, and this encryption technology has been effective for some time. The goal of this five-year period (now expired) is to allow movie theater owners to uninstall equipment.