Archive for the 'official secrets act' Category

MI6 worker jailed for trying to sell secrets – Daily Telegraph

“But Houghton, 25, will be released almost immediately because he has already served half the term while on remand. The software engineer from Hoxton, east London, pleaded guilty to two offences under the Official Secrets Act at an earlier hearing.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Former MI6 man Daniel Houghton admits secrecy breach – BBC News

“A former MI6 worker from London has pleaded guilty to two offences under the Official Secrets Act.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v James (Daniel) – Times Law Reports

Regina v James (Daniel)

Court of Appeal

“A member of the Armed Forces, however junior, serving abroad in a theatre of military operations, who chose to disclose information which might be of use to an enemy of the United Kingdom, or prejudicial to the interest and safety of his colleagues serving in a war zone, must expect a lengthy sentence for deterrence and punishment, even if the information disclosed was not proved to have caused any actual damage.”

The Times, 1st July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

30-year official secrets rule may be changed to 15 – The Independent

“The 30-year rule on government secrets should be changed to 15 years, allowing confidential papers from the Thatcher and Major administrations to be revealed, an official review is expected to recommend.”

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The Independent, 11th January 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Civil servant ‘who left files on train’ to appear in court – Daily Telegraph

“A senior civil servant who allegedly lost highly sensitive intelligence files relating to al-Qaeda and Iraq on a train has been summoned to appear in court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lost data official to be charged – BBC News

“The Cabinet Office official who left top-secret documents on a train in June is to be charged under the Official Secrets Act, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 29th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Officer told he would face trial if bugging was revealed – The Guardian

“Scotland Yard officers threatened a former policeman with prosecution under the Official Secrets Act if he divulged what he knew about a covert operation in which an MP’s conversations were bugged, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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