TechCrunch: Denmark bans Chromebooks and Google Workspace in schools over data transfer risks

TechCrunch: Denmark bans Chromebooks and Google Workspace in schools over data transfer risks. “In a verdict published last week, Denmark’s data protection agency, Datatilsynet, revealed that data processing involving students using Google’s cloud-based Workspace software suite — which includes Gmail, Google Docs, Calendar and Google Drive — ‘does not meet the requirements’ of the European Union’s GDPR data privacy regulations.”

Exclusive: Google Hit With Antitrust Complaint by Danish Job Search Rival (Reuters)

Reuters: Exclusive: Google Hit With Antitrust Complaint by Danish Job Search Rival. “Google was hit with an antitrust complaint on Monday after a Danish online job-search rival took its grievance to EU regulators, alleging the Alphabet unit had unfairly favoured its own job search service. The complaint could accelerate EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager’s scrutiny of the service, Google for Jobs, three years after it first came under her microscope.”

ReliefWeb: New website and translated app create softer landing for children fleeing the war in Ukraine

ReliefWeb: New website and translated app create softer landing for children fleeing the war in Ukraine. “An app which helps children experiencing stress or worry has been translated into Ukrainian, and a ‘warm welcome’ website for refugee children has been launched in Denmark, as part of series of initiatives by Save the Children to support refugee children across Europe.”

The Local Denmark: Denmark criminalises social media impersonation of others

The Local Denmark: Denmark criminalises social media impersonation of others. “A large majority in the country’s parliament passed the new law on Thursday, the Ministry of Justice said in a statement. ‘It is a breach of personal boundaries and deeply unpleasant to have one’s identity misused on social media. We as a society must not accept this type of behaviour and we must give better protection to victims,’ Justice Minister Nick Hækkerup said in the statement.”

Washington Post: Highly vaccinated countries thought they were over the worst. Denmark says the pandemic’s toughest month is just beginning.

Washington Post: Highly vaccinated countries thought they were over the worst. Denmark says the pandemic’s toughest month is just beginning.. “As omicron drives a new phase of the pandemic, many are looking to Denmark — and particularly the government institute devoted to testing, surveillance and modeling — for warnings about what to expect. The emerging answer — even in this highly vaccinated, wealthy northern European country — is dire. For all the defenses built over the last year, the virus is about to sprint out of control, and scientists here expect a similar pattern in much of the world.”

BBC: Dutch MP ordered to delete Covid Holocaust social media posts

BBC: Dutch MP ordered to delete Covid Holocaust social media posts. “A right-wing Dutch MP has been ordered to delete social media posts comparing Covid restrictions to the Holocaust. Thierry Baudet, leader of the Forum for Democracy party, had said on Twitter that unvaccinated people were ‘the new Jews’ and ‘those who look away from the exclusions’ were ‘the new Nazis’.”

Bloomberg: Denmark’s Leader to Testify in Mink Cull Probe as Crisis Looms

Bloomberg: Denmark’s Leader to Testify in Mink Cull Probe as Crisis Looms. “Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen faces one of her biggest tests yet as she is due to testify about last year’s mass culling of the farmed mink in an inquiry that has eroded the public’s trust. Frederiksen, 44, will take the witness stand on Thursday in the parliamentary probe into her controversial decision to cull 17 million mink over Covid-19 mutation concerns.”

Associated Press: Scandinavians curb Moderna shots for some younger patients

Associated Press: Scandinavians curb Moderna shots for some younger patients. “Scandinavian authorities on Wednesday suspended or discouraged the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in young people because of an increased risk of heart inflammation, a very rare side effect associated with the shot. Sweden suspended the use of Moderna for those recipients under 30, Denmark said those under 18 won’t be offered the Swiss-made vaccine, and Norway urged those under 30 to get the Pfizer vaccine instead.”

The Mayor EU: Denmark makes sure people of all ages and abilities can access nature

The Mayor EU: Denmark makes sure people of all ages and abilities can access nature. “According to a press release by the Ministry, the Danish Nature Agency has collaborated with the Association of Young People with Disabilities to launch a new website which lists 63 experiences that have been made open and accessible to people of all abilities. The website provides users with a map of 63 locations from all over the country. One must simply click on the location that interests them to see what experiences are offered in the area. The activities and sites which are listed on the website include hiking trails, viewpoints, and campsites, among others.”