Russia Today: Denmark’s plan to give spooks greater-than-NSA spy powers sparks outcry


Copenhagen is considering empowering its intelligence services to conduct covert electronic surveillance on citizens abroad without the need for a court order. Outraged privacy advocates have pledged to fight the initiative.

CEO Jacob Mchangama states in RT:

“Those conditions that normally need to be met in order to get a court order are not present [in the Danish proposal]. And when there are weaker grounds for suspicion without independent controls, there is a risk of abuse.”

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