Jacqui Smith says DNA database profiles of 800,000 innocent people will be axed – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2009 in data protection, DNA, human rights, news by sally

“The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, will publish plans this week for the destruction of the DNA profiles of nearly a million innocent people from the police national database. The government’s response follows a ruling by the European court of human rights last year that the practice of retaining the DNA profiles was illegal.”

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk