The British government has made a big change in espionage law. Now children can be made secret agents there too. That is, children can be spied on. Government institutions, the military, and even the Gambling Regulator can use children as spies. Not only this, but children can also be used as spies against parents. Now, according to the new law, under special circumstances, the army and police can spy on children under 18 years of age.
Children will work as undercover agents
Government institutions can also use children as undercover agents. Institutions that can specifically hire children as detectives include police, MI-5, MI-6, National Crime Agency, Gambling Commission, County and District Council, Environment Agency, and Food Standards Agency. As far as the provision of spying on children against their parents is concerned, it is divided into two parts. Children under 16 years of age will not be spied on against their family members.
However, children above it are also being opposed to their parents under special circumstances. UK Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield said – Children should be banned in espionage work. He said that I do not think that there could ever be a reason when there was a chance of spying on children.
Children will be spied on only in rare circumstances
Regarding the use of children as a detective, he said that children will be spied on under very rare circumstances. The bill has also been criticized earlier for other reasons. In October, Defense Minister James Brokenscher was told that no adult undercover agent would be given a license to kill (arbitrary right to murder).