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Ex-MI6 Chief Calls For New ‘Spy Pact’ With Internet Firms – 20 January 2015

RT logoFormer head of MI6 Sir John Sawers, says intelligence agencies and tech companies need to begin data sharing in order to prevent terrorist attacks.

Sawers, who stepped down as the head of MI6 last November, said trust between spy agencies and internet companies needed to be rebuilt following the Snowden revelations.

In his first public address since standing down last year, Sawers believes such cooperation would help prevent attacks like those in Paris earlier this month. The ex-MI6 Chief, who will begin a new career in the private sector, said the internet could not have “no-go areas” which the government cannot access.

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