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Dec05

DNA Database Ruling: A Victory for Liberty

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Yesterday’s news about the DNA database was most welcome to those of us concerned about the growing infringement of civil liberties here in the UK.

In one of the most decisive rulings to ever come out of the European Court of Human Rights’ (a unanimous ruling by 17 judges), the current policy of the Home Office to store DNA data of over 800,000 innocent citizens has effectively been shown to be what it is; a breach of civil liberties, which cannot be reasonably tolerated in a democratic society.

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Jan10

Rant: Database Deceivers

DNA Formation.  Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Over the last couple of years there has been a significant increase in the number of people who have their DNA stored in the national DNA database (NDNAD).

Most recent figures suggest that out of the 3-million or more entries, nearly a third of the entries are from people who have never been convicted, charged or even cautioned for any crime.

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