UK lawmakers: Spies collect communications data in bulk, but not reading everyone's emails

March 12, 2015 10:39 AM

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UK lawmakers: Spies collect communications data in bulk, but not reading everyone's emails

In this image from TV, British Member of Parliament Hazel Blears reports on the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament report into Privacy and Security, at the House of Commons in London, Thursday March 12, 2015. United Kingdom spies intercept Britons' online communications in bulk and keep personal data on large numbers of British citizens, but not enough to amount to blanket surveillance or "reading everyone's emails," committee member Blears revealed Thursday. (AP Photo / Parliament TV via PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVE (The Associated Press)

LONDON – U.K. lawmakers say the country's spies intercept Britons' communications data in bulk — but not enough for it to count as blanket surveillance or "reading everyone's emails."

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