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Gov’t Postpones Retention Law Implementation

DATA RETENTION—DENMARK

February 15, 2013

The Danish government wants a two-year extension to implement the Data Retention Directive (2006/24/EC), EDRI reports. The review process was postponed in 2010 and 2012, and in the coming months, the Danish Parliament plans to evaluate and revise the nation’s data retention law, the report states. The government wants the extension in order to coordinate with any changes in the directive at the EU level. According to the report, there has been extensive debate in the Danish Parliament about whether the nation was over-implementing the Data Retention Directive. Upon instructions from Parliament, the Danish Ministry of Justice published an evaluation report last December.
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