Ex-spy chief says outdated UK anti-terrorism laws are not fit for purpose

January 18, 2015 12:29 PM

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Ex-spy chief says outdated UK anti-terrorism laws are not fit for purpose

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's ability to prevent terrorist attacks is hampered by outdated laws that are "no longer fit for purpose", a former MI5 chief said in an interview published on Sunday, as the government considers new powers to monitor the Internet.

Jonathan Evans, director-general of MI5 from 2007 to 2013, said laws should allow the intelligence services to properly monitor possible threats to national security.

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