UK: Annual report: Intelligence Services Commissioner, 2009


Annual report: Intelligence Services Commissioner, 2009 (pdf). This has always been a "fig-leaf" of a report containing nil statistics and comprising 90% of the same content each year. It contains the long-standing definition of the role of the Security Service (MI5) as including combating actions intended to "undermine parliamentary democracy by political, industrial or violent means." While:

"Covert human intelligence sources are essentially people who are members of, or act on behalf of, one of the intelligence services and are authorised to obtain information from people who do not know that this information will reach the intelligence service."

 

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