MI5 breached law with five-year data retention

Home Office failed to investigate safeguarding issues

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MI5 spies breached law by keeping people's intercepted data for five years, tribunal rules
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MI5 spies breached law by keeping people's intercepted data for five years, tribunal rules

MI5 workers improperly held people's intercepted data for nearly five years, an independent tribunal concluded on Monday, criticising the spy agency for its "serious failings."

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) ruled in favour of the charity Privacy International and human rights group Liberty, in the latest of a series of lawsuits the two organisations have filed a...

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