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UK denies use of Prism to bypass privacy laws

Foreign secretary insists British spies have not used US programme to circumvent surveillance restrictions.

Last Modified: 10 Jun 2013 17:45
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UK's Foreign Secretary William Hague has insisted that British spies have not used US surveillance programmes to get around laws restricting their ability to eavesdrop on the public.

Hague, who cancelled a trip to Washington to address parliament on the issue, said Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ operated within a strict legal framework.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

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