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Former Officer Says U.K.’s Anti-Terror IT System ‘Not Fit for Purpose’

A key intelligence database used by police to investigate extremists was “not fit for purpose” when introduced in 2014, a former counterterrorism officer has told the BBC.

The officer, who retired in 2018, says the National Common Intelligence Application (NCIA) had serious flaws.

Counter Terrorism Policing says “substantial improvements” were made following a significant review after terror attacks in 2017, including at the Manchester Arena.

Read the full story at the BBC

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