UK: DATA SURVEILLANCE: Spy chiefs should not be accountable to parliament, says ex-GCHQ chief


"The heads of the security services should not be directly accountable to parliament, the former GCHQ chief has said. Sir David Omand said they should make more public appearances to make it easier to see "the kind of people they are", but that accountability was a different matter and would "build up the agency heads into something they are not".

See the article: Spy chiefs should not be accountable to parliament, says ex-GCHQ chief (Guardian, link)

And see: Live blog of NSA debate (Guardian, link)

 

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