Hammond Says U.K. Must ‘Draw a Line’ Under Net Spying Debate

March 10, 2015 11:15 AM

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(Bloomberg) -- Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond called for an end to the debate over Britain’s spy agencies, saying their work is essential to protect the public from terrorism.

Since 2013, when former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden exposed the extent of government spying, U.K. intelligence bodies have been subject to global scrutiny. Revelations about Internet and phone surveillance programs run jointly with the U.S. led to an international backlas...

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