UK spy agencies may be circumventing data-sharing law, tribunal told

Challenge brought by Privacy International alleges MI5 and MI6 data-sharing regimes and legal oversight system are illegal

MI5 and MI6 may be “circumventing” legal safeguards when they share bulk datasets with foreign intelligence services and commercial partners, a court has been told.

Most of the bulk personal datasets relate to UK citizens who are not of “legitimate intelligence interest”, the investigatory powers tribunal (IPT) has heard.

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