UK establishes new agency to counter state-sponsored espionage

MI5 will oversee the new National Protective Security Authority

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Chinese and Russian activity will be a particular focus for the new agency
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Chinese and Russian activity will be a particular focus for the new agency

The UK government has announced a new security agency as part of its efforts to help organisations defend themselves against potential national security risks, such as espionage, terrorism and state-sponsored actors.

The National Protective Security Authority (NPSA) will be supervised by domestic counter-intelligence and security agency MI5. The new body will collaborate closely with others, like GCHQ's Nationa...

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