UK’s counter-terror chief renews fight for ‘snooper’s charter’

The Home Office’s head of counter-terrorism has revived his fight to secure the return of the “snooper’s charter” legislation, insisting that the government’s spy listening centre GCHQ has never collected the communications data required by Britain’s police and security services under the ditched bill.Charles Farr, the head of the office of security and counter-terrorism, told MPs on Tuesday he had learned new things about particular GCHQ operations from the Guardian’s disclosures but not about its capabilities.

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