ShareThisD-notice system to be reviewed in wake of Edward Snowden revelations –Inquiry into future of system that warns media not to publish stories leads to fears that compliance may become compulsory 26 Jan 2014 Officials are planning to review the historic D-notice system, which warns the media not to publish intelligence that might damage security, in the wake of the Guardian’s stories about mass surveillance by the security services based on leaks from the US whistleblower Edward Snowden. Sources said Jon Thompson, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Defence, was setting up an inquiry into the future of the committee, raising fears that the voluntary censorship system also known as the DA-notice could be made compulsory.

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