If the government’s proposal to log citizens’ teledata should become a reality, then you could be one of the 3.9 million people living in Denmark who live in a catchment area. It represents about 67 percent of the population.
Those figures are just an estimate made by the National Police’s National Police, which intends to use data to fight crime.
Moreover, even if you do not live in the areas, it is likely that you will visit them and be logged in while you are there.
An exact map of the forest areas has not yet been drawn.
For the proposal to become law, it must have the support of a majority in the Folketing.
While the Social Democrats can rely on the support of Conservatives, the same cannot be said of some of its allies.
“We are approaching a situation where logging will be arbitrary,” warned SF legal spokeswoman Karina Lorentzen according to DR.
“It’s a pretty significant and large part of the population, and it’s far from ideal.”
Minister of Justice Nick Hækkerup maintains that the measures will increase security and freedom for the people of Denmark, and that only criminals should fear them.
Lorentzen claims, however, that the government has not found the right balance between police efficiency and public freedom.
Source: The Nordic Page