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Amazon to host classified material for MI5, MI6 and GCHQ

US firm Amazon Web Services to host classified material for GCHQ, MI5 and MI6, raising sovereignty concerns

Priti Patel is under pressure to disclose whether the UK’s most sensitive national security secrets could be at risk after the disclosure that its spy agencies signed a cloud contract with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Labour is demanding that the home secretary explain why GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 will use a high-security system provided by the US-based firm, and whether any risk assessment was undertaken before the deal was signed.

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Source: Business – The Guardian

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