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7 June 2013

posted 7 Jun 2013, 15:13 by ISC Admin
In response to media reports that GCHQ has been gathering data via a covert US Internet monitoring programme, the Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, has tonight issued the following statement:

"The Intelligence and Security Committee is aware of the allegations surrounding data obtained by GCHQ via the US Prism programme. The ISC will be receiving a full report from GCHQ very shortly and will decide what further action needs to be taken as soon as it receives that information."