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British Spy Agency: We Don't Need Warrant for Americans' Data. We Have 'Arrangements'


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British Spy Agency: We Don't Need Warrant for Americans' Data. We Have 'Arrangements'

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

British intelligence agencies can access Americans' communications data without a warrant and keep it for two years, newly released documents show.

The British spy agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), revealed the practices, called "arrangements" by the government, to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), a watchdog for national surveillance practices.