A former spy accused of stealing and disclosing top secret material was appearing in court on Thursday.
Daniel Houghton, 25, worked for the Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6, between September 2007 and May last year.
He is accused of stealing the material and of breaching the Official Secrets Act by disclosing the files.
Houghton, of Finsbury Park, north London, is on remand at High Down prison in Sutton and will appear via video-link before Mr Justice Bean at Inner London Crown Court for a preliminary hearing.
He was arrested on March 1 at a central London hotel.
The two detailed charges Houghton faces are:
Between September 1, 2007 and May 31, 2009, within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court, you stole property, namely a number of electronic files containing techniques for intelligence collection, belonging to the British Security Service, contrary to section 1(1) Theft Act 1968;
On March 1, 2010, within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court, being a person who has been a member of the security and intelligence services, without lawful authority you disclosed articles relating to security or intelligence, namely a number of electronic files containing techniques for intelligence collection, which were in your possession by virtue of your position as a former member of the British Secret Intelligence Service, contrary to section 1(1) Official Secrets Act 1989.