News you may have missed #0056

  • South Korean spy agency seeks increased access to financial intelligence. The National Intelligence Service is pushing for legal revisions that will allow it to access information on financial transactions of over 20 million won (US$16,000) without a warrant. The agency claims the new powers will help track down “terrorism-related funds”.
  • Nepal to create new spy agency. The Maoist Nepali government is preparing to set up a powerful intelligence body that will be directly accountable to the Prime Minister. IntelNews hears that Indian government advisors are actively involved in setting up the new agency, which will “gather information on foreign intervention in Nepal”.
  • Peru’s Defense minister denies alleged espionage against Chile. Rafael Rey has denied any participation by Peru’s government in the case of Business Track, a company accused of telephonic and electronic interception to Chilean Army officers.

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