UK Liberty

What’s happening with the DNA database

Posted in DNA database, politicians on liberty, rule of law by ukliberty on March 2, 2009

David Mery at the Register gives us the bad news:

Almost three months on from the unanimous ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) against the UK’s mass retention of DNA of innocent people, the situation has turned worse. Although eventually the UK should become compliant with the ruling, police forces are adopting a wait and see attitude, while Jacqui Smith is pushing back any response.

Meanwhile, the Government has tabled an amendment giving sweeping powers on DNA retention, use and destruction to the Secretary of State. …

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