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The head of the Danish foreign intelligence service was dismissed for alleged irregularities

August 24, 2020

The director of the Danish foreign intelligence service was fired on Monday after the Intelligence Oversight Board found suspected wrongdoing.

After a series of investigations, the Chamber found that the secret service in question had carried out a number of operations in violation of Danish law, including data protection.

As a result, he has accused the service of “giving false information” and “hiding other problems”. With that in mind, he has warned that the agency has not investigated possible espionage acts in the Ministry of Defense.

The head of the Danish foreign intelligence service was dismissed for alleged irregularitiesThe head of the Danish foreign intelligence service was dismissed for alleged irregularities

The foreign secret service not only functions as an espionage agency, but is also responsible for the military secret service in the country. Because of this, the government has fired its director and two other senior officials pending the resolution.

The investigation began after an informant raised the alarm about the situation. Defense Minister Trine Bramsen has assured that she will take the matter “very seriously” and will open a further investigation into the matter.

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