From total police surveillance to the invasive inflation of police files and registration –

Monitoring, filming, photographing faces and license plates, carrying out identity checks, listing telephone numbers and contacts, taking fingerprints and DNAetc… The police system accumulates mountains of data on our lives, our identities and our activities, this data explodes very numerous police files, known or unknown, legal or illegal, secret or accessible, which are supplemented/supplied by the numerous files held by administrations and banks (bank statements, taxes, CAFFrance Travail, driving license, identity card and passport, etc.).

These files for various purposes cross and intersect, overlap and compile, are (or will be) sorted by algorithms and facial recognition. The software and AI allow/will allow us to increase processing capacities well beyond the (yet plethora) human resources of these enormous mines of digital and other traces that the State and its services accumulate behind our backs. We are far from the old manual paper files

The State services leave us under all the costs “ for our safety » of course, and not at all to maintain the status quo and repress everything that moves, LOL.

All these control practices obviously serve to reinforce “ democracy » and freedomsand not at all to maintain and strengthen an anti-democratic and authoritarian regime in the process of fascisization, LOL.

National or municipal police, gendarmes, judicial system, border police, DGSI…, these numerous agents feed and consult dozens of files.

Economic, political and electoral interests combine and reinforce each other to deepen a surveillance society where private life, public space and the right to subversion disappear in the silent injunction to official and smooth norms of behavior, with also normative self-control.

Everything is good for transforming surveillance into registration, and registration into police and judicial repression, and vice versa.

Because the trials, arrests and GAV make it possible to feed other files, in an endless cyclical movement towards the impossible total control of subjects caught in the tight nets of the State and Capital.

From total police surveillance to the invasive inflation of police files and records

Brochure: More than 100 police and justice files and ways to get out of them


As in the three previous editions, the file opens with diagrams. They allow you to show in which files you are likely to be listed, and which files are consulted, in certain situations. It gives a global understanding, without being able to go into detail.

Each diagram (see image below) corresponds to a situation in which the police, gendarmerie, intelligence services, administration or justice intervene: arrest, investigation, trial, activist life, professional life, as well as certain situations everyday. This does not mean that registrations only come into play in these situations, far from it. We chose these situations because they are relatively critical or common… Also, they are diagrams: they are not very precise, a certain amount of information is lost. Better to refer to the general text below for more information on a particular file


We are going to start reading lots of pages devoted to monitoring and recording. The goal is not to fuel paranoia about the police or the feeling of omnipotence of the State: Yes, the State has means to protect itself, but making these means visible and knowing them first allows us to better fight and deal with them. Moreover, here, we tried to sort a little, but when very different files arrived, they were mixed up: in fact, there is not much to see between the YOUR (which brings together the data of all people with an identity card or passport, but which is theoretically not accessible to judges or intelligence services except “ terrorism “), THE FPR And CRISTINA (which are intended to monitor the activity and opinions of people) and the criminal record (which lists people’s convictions). The different services have the right to access certain files, not others. When they can access a file, it is often for a specific purpose. In practice, not just any cop can access all the information about a person. There is a certain impermeability of the different filing systems.

The files can be used for administrative investigations for access to certain professions: recruitment of personnel for State sovereignty, private or public recruitment in the field of security or defense, in the field of games, Paris and shopping, access to protected areas or the use of dangerous materials. As part of these investigations, numerous files can be consulted (administrative files, background files, reconciliation files, intelligence files in certain cases), but not identification files (article L114-1 of the internal security code).

Here, many files are not mentioned: the files of foreign people for example, and the countless files relating to the social rights of people (social security number, CAFetc.).

Likewise, certain files kept secret are not mentioned (for example STARTRAC operated by TRACFIN against tax evasion or LEGATO created on May 24, 2018 for recruitment to the Foreign Legion).


From total police surveillance to the invasive inflation of police files and records

- More than 100 police and justice files and the ways to get out of them

More than 100 police and justice files and the ways to get out of them

New update (April 2024) of the brochure “ The crazy desire to control everything » from the Lyon solidarity fund

The last update was on December 8, 2021, and we were constantly caught up with the avalanche of new files, but here is finally the latest update.

From total police surveillance to the invasive inflation of police files and records

What’s new since last time ?

The perspective of Olympic Games 2024 has unsurprisingly increased the crazy desire to control everything, by expanding the number of files consulted by ACCRED and by automating administrative investigations, for example.

Overall, the same files contain more data, and separate files are increasingly interconnected. An example ? The B2 criminal record now contains fingerprints, and the B2 is now accessed by ACCRED

Illegal practices have been ratified by new files: this is the case with the illegal filing of demonstrators by certain prosecutors during the contestation of the pension law in spring 2023, which was then ratified in SISPOPP. Or even drones, illegal then banned, which were finally authorized by the administrative police and recently by the judicial police…

In terms of the search for acceptability, the use of experiments (which will obviously be perpetuated) opens up a whole host of new means of surveillance to ever more agents. Pedestrian cameras can now be fitted to firefighters, rural rangers or controllers. SNCF.

Fingerprints can now be taken by force under certain conditions (see FAED).

On the heavyweight side of the game, the FPR and the TAJ continue to grow visibly, and give rise to illegal uses by police officers. Above all, facial recognition is becoming more and more essential in police work, and it is starting to be seen clearly in the courts, despite the absence of a formal legal basis for this use.

On this subject, at European level, the Prüm project II provides for an interconnection of all the police files of the countries of the European Union (type TAJ, FAED, FNAEG), which will therefore also allow facial recognition and fingerprint comparison (p.119).

A decree taken in December 2023 opens the possibility of registering trans people, because all names affected by changes in marital status other than marriage will appear in a separate file (p.67).

Finally, a new file recording very sensitive data has been opened to file potential political opponents of nuclear power (p.111).

At the end of the brochure, a section with standard letters and suggestions for requesting access, rectification, or even deletion of certain files.

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From total police surveillance to the invasive inflation of police files and records
From total police surveillance to the invasive inflation of police files and records
From total police surveillance to the invasive inflation of police files and records
From total police surveillance to the invasive inflation of police files and records



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