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SPYING: HARVIE DEMANDS ANSWERS FROM UK MINISTERS

 

Scottish Greens are demanding answers from UK ministers following the discovery that security service guidelines have been changed to allow MSPs’ communications to be spied on.PH thumbnail

The UK’s electronic eavesdropping agency had constrained spies from tapping MSPs’ phones or hacking their emails but this rule was dropped in March.

Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, said:

“The revelation that the UK intelligence services have changed their guidelines to allow spying on MSPs’ communications is deeply disturbing and we must have a statement from ministers explaining the change.…

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