first_img– The organisation Digital Rights June 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Denmark June 2, 2021 Find out more November 23, 2020 Find out more RSF_en In October 2001, soon after the 11 September attacks, the government moved to fight terrorism with a legislative package that rewrote laws about justice, internal affairs, the economy and taxes.It asked the justice ministry to take steps to legalise retention of phone, e-mail and Internet connection data and to see that police had faster and easier access to such personal information. The 31 May 2002 anti-terrorist law extended the minimum time for data retention to a year and allowed police and intelligence agents to look at such material with court permission where serious crimes were involved and to install on ISP servers software similar to the US Carnivore system to record key-strokes and intercept e-mail.The Danish presidency of the European Union (EU) tried to impose this approach on other member-states when it made a proposal on 24 June 2002 called “information technology related measures concerning the investigation and prosecution of organised crime.” It said all member-states would soon have to take steps to oblige phone companies and ISPs to retain all their traffic records “so security services can readily consult it in the course of their investigations.”In September 2002, the government tempered its restrictive measures by setting up a commission to safeguard citizens’ computer rights which was due to make proposals in June 2003. DenmarkEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information December 2, 2020 Find out more DenmarkEurope – Central Asia News LINKS: Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News News to go further Organisation News Receive email alerts RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive – The data protection agency Datatilsynet Follow the news on Denmark Ten RSF recommendations for the European Unionlast_img read more