Fingerprints and DNA of up to 800 terror suspects destroyed because of errors by spies and the police – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 27th, 2016 in DNA, fingerprints, intelligence services, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘The fingerprint and DNA profiles of up to 800 terror suspects have been destroyed because of errors by spies and the police, it has emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

How your phone and fitness band could end up giving evidence against you – The Guardian

‘A criminal suspect can’t be forced to divulge their phone passcode, a US circuit court judge ruled in October 2014. Yet law enforcement officials can compel a suspect to provide a fingerprint – which they can then use to unlock the phone and obtain data which may prove the case against them.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Foreign criminals’ data taken off police records – The Guardian

‘Biometrics commissioner warns privacy laws meant to protect innocent could also guard those committing offences abroad.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Applications to the Biometrics Commissioner under PACE – Home Office

Posted September 29th, 2014 in codes of practice, data protection, DNA, evidence, fingerprints, news, police by tracey

‘Guidance for chief police officers when considering whether to make an application to the Commissioner for the retention and use of biometric material.’

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Home Office, 26th September 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Schwarz v Stadt Bochum – WLR Daily

Posted October 22nd, 2013 in EC law, fingerprints, law reports, news, passports, proportionality by tracey

Schwarz v Stadt Bochum: (Case C‑291/12);   [2013] WLR (D)  386

“Article 1(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 of 13 December 2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by member states, as amended, which obliged national authorities to take fingerprints of persons applying for passports, was validly adopted and was proportionate to the aim of protecting against the fraudulent use of passports.”

WLR Daily, 17th October 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Public Prosecution Service (Respondent) v McKee (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Public Prosecution Service (Respondent) v McKee (Appellant) [2013] UKSC 32 | UKSC 2012/0007 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 22nd May 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Protection of Freedoms Act comes into force and lays out new laws on DNA retention and surveillance cameras – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 3rd, 2012 in closed circuit television, DNA, fingerprints, legislation, news by sally

“A new code of practice on public surveillance using CCTV systems and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology will be introduced by new laws recently enacted.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd May 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Illegal workers and benefit abusers targeted – Home Office

Posted February 28th, 2012 in benefits, fingerprints, fraud, immigration, press releases by tracey

“Immigration Minister Damian Green announced the expansion of the Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) system to help tackle immigration abuse by proving a person’s right to work or access services in the UK.”

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Home Office, 27th February 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Fingerprint standards questioned by Court of Appeal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 2nd, 2011 in evidence, expert witnesses, fingerprints, news by sally

“The Court of Appeal has called for an examination of the quality standards of fingerprint experts.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd June 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Guidelines on DNA samples unlawful – The Independent

Posted May 18th, 2011 in DNA, fingerprints, news, police by tracey

“Police guidelines allowing forces to retain the fingerprints and DNA samples of innocent people are unlawful, a panel of leading British judges ruled today. The ruling was made by the Supreme Court in London nearly three years after the European Court of Human Rights reached a similar conclusion.”

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The Independent, 18th May 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Schools to be banned from fingerprinting without parental consent – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2011 in fingerprints, news, privacy, school children by sally

“Schools are to be banned from fingerprinting children without their parent’s consent as part of a raft of measures to restore civil liberties, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Fingerprint identification evidence questioned by senior judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 19th, 2010 in evidence, fingerprints, identification, news by sally

“A senior judge has raised concerns over fingerprint evidence used in criminal trials, warning that it rests on ‘assumptions’ that have never been scientifically proven.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Palm print led to arrest of teenage rapist 25 years later, court hears – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2010 in burglary, false imprisonment, fingerprints, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

“A teenager who raped a woman in her home and forced her flatmate to join in the abuse was caught by his palm print 25 years later, a court heard today.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hampshire couple fined after dumping lizards in hedge – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2010 in animal cruelty, community service, fines, fingerprints, news by sally

“A couple who dumped five pet bearded dragons in bin bags have both been fined £1,113.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man who threatened to kill Cheryl Cole jailed – Daily Telegraph

“A man who threatened to kill singer Cheryl Cole and blow up a football stadium has been jailed for two years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina (GC) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis; Regina (C) v Same – WLR Daily

Posted July 20th, 2010 in DNA, fingerprints, human rights, law reports, police, precedent by sally

Regina (GC) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis; Regina (C) v Same [2010] WLR (D) 193

“When it was not possible to reconcile a decision of the House of Lords in relation to the proportionality and legitimacy of the indefinite retention on the United Kingdom’s Police National Computer of biometric data obtained in the course of criminal investigations with a subsequent holding by the European Court of Human Rights that the policy was unlawful, the doctrine of precedent and legal certainty demanded that the Divisional Court should follow the decision of the House of Lords, notwithstanding that both the previous government and the newly elected government of the United Kingdom had signalled their intention to amend the relevant legislation.”

WLR Daily, 19th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Crime and Security Act 2010

Posted April 12th, 2010 in crime, domestic violence, fingerprints, legislation by sally

Crime and Security Act 2010 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Warning over pupil fingerprinting – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2010 in data protection, fingerprints, news, school children by sally

“Many schools are fingerprinting pupils without parents’ permission, teachers have warned.”

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BBC News, 29th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police will use new device to take fingerprints in street – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2008 in fingerprints, news by sally

“Civil rights campaigners say images must not be added to databases.”

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The Guardian, 27th October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

ID card scheme faces new hurdle – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2008 in fingerprints, identity cards, news by sally

“The national identity card scheme faces fresh problems following a warning from the government’s top scientific advisers that the quality of fingerprints from 4 million people aged over 75 may be too poor to be used to prove their identity.”

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The Guardian, 15th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk