USA: Electronic Surveillance

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which UK citizens’ data have been collected by the government of the United States through the PRISM programme, and whether they have taken steps to prevent such data being collected in the future.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

It is the long-standing policy of successive Governments not to comment in detail on matters of intelligence. This includes discussions with allies and liaison agencies.

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