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Image caption MI5 headquarters in London. The security service MI5 has been criticised by a government watchdog for "unlawful" storage and handling of large amounts of data. In the High Court, the Investigatory Powers Commissioner said MI5 was effectively in "special measures" over its use of data obtained under warrants. Some of the data will have been part of counter-terrorism operations. Civil rights group Liberty said many of the warrants were "probably unlawful". A ruling by Lord Justice Sir Adrian Fulford, who oversees MI5's use of data as Investigatory Powers Commissioner, revealed a "historical lack of compliance" with the law in the way it retained and deleted data. The data was g... Full story

11 June