"We are opening a new page in the history of our democracy because this is the first time in our country and in Europe that a draft law has been opened up to contributions by citizens," Valls told a press conference Saturday.
It will not be the last, he added, saying that it was in part a response to "citizens' growing distrust of politics".
A summary will be published on 26 October ahead of a cabinet meeting, which has been put off several times but is now planned to take place in November, and a debate in parliament at the beginning of 2016.
The draft bill proposes:
- An open-data policy for the French state that would make official documents and public-sector research accessible to all online;
- Net neutrality, which would ban providers such as YouTube or Netflix, from buying faster connections for their customers;
- The right to recover emails, files and data stored with online mail services or data hosting websites;
- The right to "digital death" by which users determine how their personal data is used after they die;
- Disabled access to government and large businesses' websites;
- Guaranteed internet connection for families in financial hardship.