I don't agree with France's demands for more data for their contact tracing app but I don't agree with the prevailing California view that it's hypocritical to ask. "Governments, not tech companies, should be in charge of vast databases of personal data" is a coherent position.
"French Hypocrisy: Fines Google For Imprisoning Citizens; Now Angry That Google Won't Let It Imprison Citizens" wouldn't make much sense as a headline, because we agree that "criminal justice" is a thing that governments do and tech companies shouldn't do. Why not "surveillance"?
All this RE this: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/21/france-apple-google-privacy-contact-tracing-coronavirus and (to pick on @mmasnick as a representative example who I know can take criticism) this: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200421/17084344349/french-hypocrisy-fines-google-being-soft-privacy-now-angry-that-google-wont-let-it-spy-users.shtml
French Hypocrisy: Fines Google For Being Soft On Privacy; Now Angry That Google Won't Let It Spy On...
We keep trying to explain to people that privacy is always about trade-offs, and arguing for privacy laws that protect...https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/21/france-apple-google-privacy-contact-tracing-coronavirus