The UK’s three major spy agencies have been covertly collecting personal data about British citizens en masse since the 1990s and haven’t always followed their own protocols about its use, according to documents published online Thursday.

Privacy International, a rights group that has scrutinized the agencies since 2013, when whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed governments’ widespread spying on average citizens,published almost 80 previously secret files from GCHQ, MI5 and MI6.

The files, released to the group in response to a legal complaint filed last year, provide new insights into an activity known as “bulk personal dataset” collection. The information comprises detailed medical, travel and financial records, communications data and the contents of emails and phone calls, even for people the agencies acknowledged in the documents are “unlikely to be of intelligence or security interest.”

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