Sep 082010
 September 8, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance, U.S.

A new intergovernmental agreement would allow US authorities access to the Danish DNA and fingerprints registers in the hunt for criminals and potential terrorists.

According to TV2 News, Lars Barfoed, the justice minister, has sent a draft of the agreement to parliament’s legal committee for approval.

The move goes against the recommendations of national information authority the Data Protection Agency, which has argued that no control mechanisms exist to ensure the register would only be used for legitimate inquiries.

Read more in the Copenhagen Post.

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