The Danish Intelligence Oversight Board
Established on 1 January 2014, the Oversight Board is a special independent monitoring body charged with overseeing that the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) and the Danish Defence Intelligence Service (FE) process information about natural and legal persons in compliance with the legislation regarding PET and FE. The Oversight Board also oversees that the Centre for Cyber Security (CFCS) processes information about natural persons in compliance with the legislation regarding CFCS.
If so requested by a natural or legal person, the Oversight Board must also investigate whether PET and/or FE are processing information about that person in violation of the legislation regarding PET and FE. The Oversight Board will verify that this is not the case and then notify the person in question (the indirect subject access request system).
The Oversight Board may require PET, FE and the CFCS to provide any information and material of importance to the Oversight Board’s activities, and the Oversight Board is entitled at any time to access any premises where the information in question is being accessed or where technical facilities are being used. The Oversight Board may furthermore require PET, FE and the CFCS to provide written statements on factual and legal matters of importance to the Oversight Board’s oversight activities…