Groupement Interministériel de Contrôle

Interministerial Control Group, France.

In France, the interception of communications data is managed by a specialized body called Groupement interministeriel de control (GIC). It is technically not part of the intelligence community. The GIC centralizes the referral of authorized data collection to the respective providers that hold the data. This body works under the purview of the prime minister and is also charged with controlling compliance with the quotas.

For more information on the GIC, you can go here.