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14 Mar, 2015

British spies sacked for illicitly snooping on private info – The Independent

GCHQ spooks have been sacked for inappropriately accessing people’s personal information, it emerged today. The small number of British spies who have illicitly gathered personal data should face criminal charges for doing so, Hazel Blears, the spokeswoman for the Intelligence Security Committee, told Sky News.

The disclosure came as part of a landmark report into spying by GCHQ and other agencies, released today.

“Each Agency reported that they had disciplined – or in some cases dismissed – staff for inappropriately accessing personal information held in these datasets in recent years,” the ISC writes in the report. Though the report suggests that it will give further information on that misuse, all of the part referenced is redacted — as is a large proportion of the report.

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