UK says eavesdropping is legal, defends U.S. spy links




 
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June 9th, 2013  
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Topic: UK says eavesdropping is legal, defends U.S. spy links


By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said eavesdropping by its GCHQ security agency was legal and no threat to privacy but would not confirm or deny reports it received data from a secret U.S. intelligence program. British and U.S. newspapers have suggested that the U.S. National Security Agency handed over information on Britons gathered under the PRISM program. In his first remarks on the subject, Foreign Secretary William Hague said the two countries did share intelligence but that GCHQ's work was governed by a very strong legal framework. ...




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