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Europe Data Protection Digest | UK's MI5 criticized for its handling of personal data Related reading: NIST discusses differential privacy threat models


MI5, the U.K. domestic counterintelligence and security agency, is being scrutinized by U.K. Investigatory Powers Commissioner Adrian Fulford after revelations of the agency's “unlawful” handling of personal data, the Financial Times reports. The High Court in London released documents showing Fulford said MI5 was far behind in compliance with U.K. data legislation. In one document from April, Fulford claimed MI5 was storing data in an “undoubted unlawful manner” and that there was “inadequate control” related to the agency's file-sharing and computer databases. Meanwhile, The Independent reports the U.K. has seen surveillance practices grow during the tenure of outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May and such efforts are expected to grow more under the next regime. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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