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Posted on 09/28/2013 8:10:15 AM PDT by darkwing104
Sir David Omand, a former director of Government Communications Headquarters GCHQ (UKs NSA), a former intelligence and security coordinator for the Prime Minister (UKs Director of National Intelligence) authored an editorial to the UK Guardian commenting on the Edward Snowden revelations of the NSA and GHCQ. While insisting that the NSA was acting within the scope of the law, he did point out that The real debate we should be having is about what privacy in a cyber-connected world can realistically mean given the volume of personal data we hand over to the private sector in return for our everyday convenience and the increasing need for warranted access for security and law enforcement.
He went on like a MSNBSC hack reporter and wrote I do not detect that the British public was much shaken, let alone stirred by these misguided allegations of wrongdoing.
Lord King, the former Conservative defense secretary who also chaired the cross-party Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) (Similar to Senate Intelligence Committee) said the British public must be assured the Interceptions undertaken by GCHQ had been properly authorized under the normal standard arrangements. The GHCQ were obeying the laws as written in 2000 but should be reviewed and overhauled to prevent such collection of private information in the future. Even though the laws permitted the intelligence agency to collect large amounts of data, privacy campaigners argue it was not the intent of the law to collect information on just about everyone. They get it.
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