Despite obvious resistance, within days of Emmanuel Macron’s re-election, France began progressing with the fourth dose of Covid injections for everyone and introduced a “digital identity assurance” app.
The European Union (“EU”) as a whole is planning to introduce their digital identity application sometime this year to enable people to enjoy the “greater flexibility ideal for post-pandemic life.”
However, a mere two days after his victory over Marine Le Pen, Macron launched a new law compliant with Brussels’ demands – the creation of the “Digital Identity Guarantee Service” (“SGIN”) which will allow French citizens to have a digital identity card in compliance with the EU Commission’s European Digital Identity package.
The move sparked the fury of Les Patriotes leader Florian Philippot who called on French voters to fight against the new legislation, he tweeted:
“Just after the election, the government announces the launch of ‘a digital identity application’! The goal: to put social credit in the Chinese way. control and surveillance company! Let’s totally reject this application and fight by any means!”
And other French citizens also took to Twitter to voice their disapproval:
“One more step towards absolute control of citizens.”
“It’s all starting to get very dystopian… The SGIN to connect to Twitter, Facebook or any other social exchange platform.”
“What is optional and trivial at the beginning will be essential and cumbersome in the long term. Resist!”
“In France for the moment, soon the same everywhere.”