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Privacy group sues Britain over surveillance programs

Says UK agency, NSA spy without proper oversight

LONDON — A London-based advocacy group filed suit over America’s international data dragnet Monday, a complaint that one analyst said could have significant ramifications for US-British intelligence-sharing.

In a complaint filed with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, Britain’s interception watchdog, Privacy International alleges that the National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ are spying on one another’s citizens and swapping the intercepted information without proper oversight.

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