GCHQ

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:07 pm on 10th June 2013.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden 4:07 pm, 10th June 2013

Nobody in this House, and certainly not me, would dispute the value of well-targeted intelligence. Central to this issue are the US FISAForeign Intelligence Surveillance Actlaws, which distinguish between American citizens, who receive rigorous protection of their privacy, and all other foreigners, including British citizens, who receive, in essence, no protection. When the Americans are concerned about assaults on their citizens, they pursue this with an aggression that would make Lord Palmerston proud, most obviously through the extradition arrangements, for example. Has the Foreign Secretary made any representations to the American authorities about the protection of innocent British citizens’ privacy under their FISA laws?