UK denies use of Prism to bypass privacy laws

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

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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