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UK intel agencies spy indiscriminately on millions of innocent folks

The documents reveal the details of so-called "Bulk Personal Datasets," or BPDs, which can contain "hundreds to millions of records" on people who are not suspected of any wrongdoing.One document, entitled "SIA Bulk Personal Data Policy," states that "Whilst DPA [the Data Protection Act] refers only to 'a living individual', many bulk personal datasets will contain details about individuals who are dead. read more

UK spies are llecting bulk data on millions of innocent people

The documents show that GCHQ and intelligence agencies have been using powers to collect bulk personal data sets, which contain details on mass groups of people, since 1998.The use of section 94 to collect bulk data sets was only admitted by Home Secretary Theresa May as she announced the IP Bill for the first time. read more