Reply to post: Re: A balance must be struck

GCHQ: We can't track crims any more thanks to Snowden

Palpy Silver badge

Re: A balance must be struck

Yes, and as you suggest the balance is in part between private and government crime. In the USA, it's known that government departments -- notably the CIA, but surely others -- have broken and continue to break national and international laws against torture, assassination, and bribery. Among other malfeasance.

The question for Brits may be, how much latitude does the GCHQ get to commit criminal acts in an effort to prevent criminal acts?

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