UK Needs Complete Revamp of Surveillance Laws, Official Report Finds

March 12, 2015 12:54 PM

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Sweeping new laws are needed to govern the investigative powers of Britain's spying agencies, the parliamentary committee that oversees intelligence services MI5, MI6 and GCHQ has said.

Controversially, the landmark report released on Thursday by the Intelligence and Security Committee backed the right of intelligence agencies to carry out bulk interceptions of data such as emails, as well as to monitor communications between lawyers and their clients.

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