|New legislation to combat terror proposed by the Danish government will increase law enforcement surveillance capabilities. Most worrying is the proposal to mandate ISP's and telecom operators to retain traffic data for the sole purpose of law enforcement. Similar initiatives are discussed in a number of European countries, in EU and in the US.
Digital Right oppose the increased surveillance capabilities in the Danish anti-terror initiative. Together with a number of European and International privacy and civil liberties organisations Digital Rights have urged European leaders to refrain from new and extended communications interception and lawful access powers for police forces and intelligences services.
- Brev til EU-ordførere
Digital Rights opfordrer Folketingets EU-ordførere til at arbejde for, at Danmark ikke støtter nye regler om trafikdataregistrering på EU's rådsmøde 14. oktober 2005.
- Petition on data retention
A group of European Internet-Rights organisations have launched a petition against the proposal for at new directive on data retention. Digital Rights supports the initiative.
- Pressrelease on data retention
Digital Rights tager afstand fra Justitsministerens ønske om, at Danmark skal være foregangsland på overvågning i EU. Ministerens udtalelser til Ritzau den 3.12.04 viser, at ministeren er parat til at ofre noget af det vigtigste i demokratiet, nemlig respekten for den enkeltes privatliv, til gengæld for en signalværdi om at bekæmpe kriminalitet og terror.
- Implementation of anti-terror act
In May 2004 the ministry of justice cirtulated a draft adminstrative order on data retention for consultation. The administrative order was heavily criticised. Read the statement from Digital Rights.
- Letter to Parliament committee for Legal Affairs
In a letter to the Parliament committee for Legal Affairs Digital Rights points out that there seem to be no international agreement on mandatory data retention as proposed in the Danish anti-terror legislation.
- Coments to the Danish anti-terror initiative
Digital Rights oppose mandatory data retention as proposed in the Danish anti-terror initiative. Read the comment from Digital Rights (in Danish).
- Letter to European Council
In an open letter to the European Council seven European privacy and civil liberties organisations urge European leaders to defend citizens' freedoms
- Press resease
Seven European privacy and civil liberties organisations have urged European leaders to defend citizens' freedoms in the wake of the attack on the USA.