Plan to put everyone in DNA database hinges on human rights case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 7th, 2007 in DNA, human rights, news, privacy by sally

“Lord Justice Sedley’s proposal to put everyone in the UK on a DNA database would be dependent on a British man’s case against the UK at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), according to a privacy law expert.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th September 2007

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Put everyone on DNA database, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 5th, 2007 in DNA, news by sally

“A senior appeal court judge has called for a national DNA database recording everyone living in or entering the country.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2007

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Police DNA database “risks criminalising non-offenders” – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2007 in DNA, news, police by sally

“People are being added to the Government’s national DNA database at the rate of more than one a minute, figures from the Liberal Democrats have revealed.”

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The Independent, 2nd August 2007

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Police may be given power to take DNA samples in the street – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2007 in DNA, news, police by sally

“The Home Office is considering giving the police the power to take a DNA sample on the street, without taking the suspect to a police station, as well as taking samples from suspects in relatively minor offences such as littering, speeding or not wearing a seat belt.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2007

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DNA records of children under 10 are on national database – The Times

Posted June 15th, 2007 in children, DNA, news by sally

“The DNA fingerprints of more than 100 children aged under 10 are on the national database, even though the youngsters are under the age of criminal responsibility, it was revealed last night.”

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The Times, 15th June 2007

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DNA database agreed for police across EU – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2007 in data protection, DNA, EC law, news, police by sally

“A battery of police data-sharing and electronic surveillance measures to tackle trans-national crime and immigration issues was agreed yesterday by governments in Europe, 15 of which also gave the green light to a scheme for the world’s biggest biometric system.”

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The Guardian, 13th June 2007

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Reid admits the police cannot take prints from terror suspects – The Times

Posted June 8th, 2007 in DNA, fingerprints, news, police, terrorism by sally

“Police are not allowed to take fingerprints or DNA samples from terrorism suspects held under control orders because of a loophole in antiterrorism laws, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Times, 8th June 2007

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Civil rights fears over DNA file for everyone – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2007 in criminal records, DNA, news by sally

“Civil liberties groups are warning that the details of every Briton could soon be on the national DNA database, raising fresh concerns of a ‘surveillance society’. Controversial plans being studied by the government would see the DNA of people convicted of even the most minor, non-imprisonable offences, such as dropping litter, entered on the national database.”

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The Guardian, 27th May 2007

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