Denmark adopts new anti-terror laws

[JURIST] Denmark's parliament [official website] has adopted two new anti-terror measures conceived in the aftermath of the July 2005 London terrorist attacks [JURIST report]. The new laws give the Danish Security Intelligence Service (PET) [official website] broader access to the financial and medical records of suspects and to communications made by suspected terrorists and details of airplane passenger lists without a warrant. They also allow expanded use of video monitoring in public areas like those employed in the UK.

The measures garnered support from the country's majority Liberal, Conservative and Danish People's parties and the main opposition party; however, some opposition leaders claim the new laws will violate civil liberties. AFP has more.

 

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