According to the Evening Standard, Scope is a 'massive covert joint intelligence database'.
- Scope allows MI5, MI6, GCHQ and the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre to communicate with each other more quickly and securely than before. It enables the agencies to call up the latest intelligence within 15 minutes.
- A source told the Standard: "Peter Mandelson appears in the Scope database. His name appears repeatedly in connection with the business dealings of Oleg Deripaska."