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European court rules DNA database breaches human rights

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posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 04:37 PM
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European court rules DNA database breaches human rights


www.guardian.co.uk

Police forces in much of the UK could be forced to destroy the DNA details of hundreds of thousands of people with no criminal convictions, after a court ruled today that keeping them breaches human rights.

The European court of human rights in Strasbourg said that keeping innocent people's DNA records on a criminal register breached article eight of the Human Rights Convention, covering the right to respect for private and family life.
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posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 04:37 PM
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for a change there's some good news for those of us that are worried about the encroachment of technology onto our human rights.

i first saw this report on the 10 o clock news on BBC and some top cop was saying they would be looking at ways with the uk gov. to try to retain as much of these data bases as possible.

the surprising thing is that this comes from the european court of human rights, perhaps those thumbs aren't in every pie. it's an interesting development.



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posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 04:39 PM
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