Secret GCHQ Internal Policy Document Reveals Agency Has Warrantless Access to NSA Bulk Data

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10/28/2014

PrivacyInternational:

Britain’s intelligence services do not need a warrant to receive unlimited bulk intelligence from the NSA and other foreign agencies, and can keep this data on a massive searchable database for up to two years, according to secret internal policies revealed today by human rights organizations.

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Details of previously unknown internal policies, which GCHQ was forced to reveal during legal proceedings challenging their surveillance practices in the wake of the Snowden revelations, reveal that intelligence agencies can gain access to bulk data collected from US cables or through US corporate partnerships without having to obtain a warrant from the Secretary of State. This position seems to conflict with reassurances by the Intelligence Services Committee in July 2013 that whenever GCHQ seeks information from the US a warrant is in place.

The “arrangements”, as they are called by Government, also suggest that intercept material received from foreign…

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2 Responses to “Secret GCHQ Internal Policy Document Reveals Agency Has Warrantless Access to NSA Bulk Data”

  1. I suspect that is the policy for the 5 Eyes government:
    UK, US, Can, Au, and NZ

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