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Denmark: Two new anti-terrorism laws enter into force

On 2 June, the Parliament adopted two new anti-terrorism bills, which entered into force on 9 June. The new laws criminalize various forms of supporting terrorism, oblige carriers to store passenger data for one year and give the Danish Intelligence Police (PET) increased surveillance powers and access to personal data from public authorities, regardless of the existence of a specific suspect and without possibility of judicial review. At a public hearing to discuss the bill held on 10 May, a number of concerns were raised that the proposed measures constituted disproportionate intrusions into privacy.

Draft Law (Danish)