Denmark gives in to NSA's demands

News by Ashley Carman

Denmark and the US have been collaborating on security efforts through the National Security Agency (NSA) since the 1990s, according to newly released information.

Documents obtained by a Danish broadcasting company show that US officials put “significant pressure” on Denmark to allow communication surveillance, according to The Local, an English-language news outlet. The documents also show that the Danish Defence Intelligence Service cooperated with the NSA to tap undersea internet cables.

The US is said to have threatened Denmark, warning that the country would be excluded from the list of US's close allies if it didn't alter its encryption laws.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden initially exposed documents that highlighted Denmark's intimate security relationship with the US.

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