Copenhagen: IT Pol and Danish digital rights

Niels Larsen, of IT Pol

I met Niels Larsen and a couple of the IT Pol (English pages) crew yesterday, so talked about the digital rights challenges in the UK and Denmark.

I talked about the current surveillance data collection proposals (the Comms Data Bill); and Niels and IT Pol told me about a few disturbing Danish policies.



Tim Dobson asked me what my set up was like, so here it is. I can’t claim anything original or exciting, but here it is.


I used a very cheap one man tent from Gelert. It was too small for my luggage, so next time I’ll try to find one with storage space. Given it was summer, I used an oldish cheap sleeping bag, which I would change another time.

I bought a very small Thermarest roll up, inflatable mattress, which was very good and took little space in the panniers.

Cooking equipment

I took no cooking equipment, not least because I had no space. I wouldn’t have worked well, carrying oil, washing up liquid…

Wikitravel rebellion

I love the idea of WikiTravel. What better idea than a user-generated travel site? Information is only as good as it is independent and kept up to date, so a community of travelers who want to share information has a lot of potential.

I’ve been looking at for background information, not just about Denmark and Jutland, but also to get a handle on what might await me in Baku at the IGF in November.

Apparently, in its early years, the project met with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately…

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