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The French Intelligence Act of 24 July 2015 includes provisions for establishing a body with the authority to provide oversight of the country's intelligence services while acting in complete independence of Government and Parliament. That body is the CNCTR, an independent administrative authority whose composition, operating rules and mission have been enshrined in Book VIII of France's Internal Security Code, which focuses on intelligence.

The CNCTR's oversight activities are coordinated by a committee of nine members

An independent Commission subject to strict rules of professional conduct

The CNCTR, a "trusted third party"

Protecting national defence secrecy