MPs’ verdict on spying oversight: a system fit for Smiley, not 21st century

The Guardian:

Regulation of Britain’s intelligence agencies is so weak and ineffective that it undermines their credibility and that of parliament, the all-party Commons home affairs committee has concluded.

The MPs say the security and intelligence agencies are operating at the cutting edge of sophistication, but their systems of accountability belong to a pre-internet age when a person’s word was accepted without question.

See also:  Edward Snowden had a point, and Westminster might have to concede it.