“A group of 500 environmental campaigners has started legal proceedings against France’s four mobile networks, reports Capital. The court action aims to enforce the application of the precautionary principle to the deployment of 5G services. In practice, this requires an assessment of the possible risks that 5G could pose to health and the environment. To this end, the activist group is requesting an expert report based on evidence collected from 5G pilots currently taking place across France.

Earlier this year, environmental group Agir and Priartem, an organisation campaigning on electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), launched an appeal with the country’s supreme court (Conseil d’Etat) against the government’s green light for roll-out of 5G networks. While a verdict on the case is expected before the summer, the judge rejected the demand from the two NGOs to halt the country’s 5G auction.”

From Telecom Paper at “French operators face court action against 5G from environmental activists”

French operators face court action against 5G from environmental activists