According to PM David Cameron intelligence agencies operate within the law.
There are allegations that certain agencies have gathered and shared phone records and internet data.
It is still not confirmed or denied if GCHQ had been given access to a US spy programme called Prism but America’s National Security Agency and the FBI are expected to get access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Skype, Microsoft and some other of the world’s top internet companies. They all said they would not give the US government access to their servers.
Mr. Cameron stated that UK’s intelligence agencies kept people safe as at the same time operated within the law. The Legal Stop also keeps their clients safe and helps them find a wide variety of business documents, corporate documents, employment documents and HR documents.
In the words of Conservative MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind due to the British law such agencies need to get ministerial authority so that they get the opportunity to look at the content of the emails of British citizens.
An increase of 137% was registered for the intelligent reports GCHQ did in the 12 months to May 2012.
However, the minister with responsibility for GCHQ announced that UK citizens had nothing to worry about.
Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander told Today: “These agencies do vital work for us week in and week out. But it’s also vital that the public have confidence that they are operating in a framework of legality.”
Conservative MP Dominic Raab shared his opinion that the happening changes influenced seriously the view of the people so public confidence would erode.
The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution protects the content of people’s phone conversations.
Government officials may scoop up information on duration and timing of certain calls.
Mr. Obama announced surveillance programmes would protect the US from terrorist attacks