European Data Protection Digest

Denmark Withdraws Data Bill

PRIVACY LAW—DENMARK

November 25, 2010

After mounting objections by businesses and Denmark's data protection authority, the Danish government on 15 November withdrew a legislative proposal that sought to allow tax authorities full access to all company data stored by electronic media, Danish Tax Minister Troels Lund Poulsen announced in a statement. The draft bill would have amended the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) to remove the requirement that tax authorities obtain a court order to view business files upon a demonstration of justifiable suspicion that the company in question has committed an offense (211 PRA, 11/3/10).
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