“In relation to the national police computer it was for the data controller to determine the purposes for which data was processed. It was a registered purpose to hold information so that it could be supplied to others in legitimate need such as the courts and the Crown Prosecution Service. Consequently there could be no question of the retention of records of old minor convictions being held to be either excessive or being held for longer than necessary.”
WLR Daily, 19th October 2009
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