Britain Cites Grave Risks in Leaked Data It Seized

August 31, 2013 1:07 AM

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Britain Cites Grave Risks in Leaked Data It Seized

The decision, which slightly expanded the authority of the police to investigate the digital files, came after a senior national security adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron told the court that a computer hard drive and memory sticks confiscated from David Miranda, the partner of Glenn Greenwald, a columnist for The Guardian, may contain the identities of intelligence officers.

The adviser, Oliver Robbins, said in a written statement that the information could put the officers and their families at risk, or even make them vulnerable to recruitment by foreign intelligence services.

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