Sir David Omand - Social media snooping powers out of date
Posted in: Government & Policy at 24/04/2012 20:47
Government surveillance has not kept up with sites like Twitter and Facebook, according to a former head of the UK's intelligence centre GCHQ.
Sir David Omand said criminals, terrorists and paedophiles were using social networks as a "secret space".
The government is to announce plans to plug "gaps" in how intelligence services monitor the internet.
But Sir David warned that fears over surveillance could have a "chilling effect" on the use of social media.