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Briefing: UK-US Intelligence Sharing Arrangements

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Full briefing: UK-US Intelligence Sharing Arrangements

Urgent transparency is needed regarding the UK’s intelligence sharing arrangements with the United States, which allows UK and US agencies to share, by default, any raw intelligence and methods and techniques related to the acquisition of such intelligence. In a recent YouGov poll, three quarters of Britons said that they want the UK Government to tell the public what safeguards govern these arrangements. Privacy International urges the Government to improve public understanding about the scope of intelligence sharing with the US and the safeguards and oversight currently in place.