MI5 ‘unlawfully’ handled bulk surveillance data, lawsuit reveals

MI5 may have broken the law by holding large volumes of private data without proper protections, according to documents released in the High Court.

The security agency also misled senior judges by applying for warrants on the basis that data protection obligations were being met – when in fact they were not.

The 10 internal documents, which include letters from the most senior officials inside MI5, including correspondence from director Sir Andrew Parker, show repeated breaches of compliance, relating in particular to the storage of citizens’ data.

They also show that the spy agency was aware of breaches of compliance over several years, yet failed to act.

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Source:  Sky News