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Bulk Data Interception is of 'Vital Utility' to UK Intelligence, Security

Sputnik News

13:50 19.08.2016

London considers bulk interception of data to be extremely important for security and intelligence, according to a report.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Bulk interception of data is of "vital utility" to UK security and intelligence, other methods fail to provide same results, a security legislation review said Froday.

"The bulk interception power has proven itself to be of vital utility across the range of GCHQ's operational areas, including counter-terrorism in the UK and abroad, cyber-defence, child sexual exploitation, organised crime and the support of military operations," the report prepared by David Anderson said.

The report claims that alternative methods may be useful, "but fall short of matching the results that can be achieved using the bulk interception capability."


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